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Vehicle Excise Duty

Cars registered before 1 April 2017

For cars registered between 1 March 2001 and 31 March 2017, the following rates apply.

Band 1, 2, 3 CO₂ emissions 2019/20
Standard rate
2018/19
Standard rate
g/km £ £
A Up to 100 0 0
B 101-110 20 20
C 111-120 30 30
D 121-130 125 120
E 131-140 145 140
F 141-150 160 155
G 151-165 200 195
H 166-175 235 230
I 176-185 260 250
J 186-200 300 290
4 201-225 325 315
L 226-255 555 540
M Over 255 570 555
  1. From 1 April 2019 cars manufactured before 1979 will be exempt from paying VED under the rolling exemption for cars constructed more than 40 years ago.
  2. An alternative fuel discount of £10 is available for alternatively powered cars, including hybrids.
  3. The rates for alternatively powered cars and other kinds of vehicle can be found at www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables. The rates above only apply to cars that have been type approved in category M1 and registered on the basis of CO₂ emissions measured in grams per kilometre (g/km) driven. These details are shown on the registration certificate (V5C).
  4. Band K includes cars that have CO₂ emissions over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.

Cars registered before 1 March 2001

Engine size 2019/20 2018/19
Not over 1549 cc £160 £155
Over 1549 cc £265 £255

Light goods vehicles

Category 2019/20 2018/19
Light goods vehicle ¹ £260 £250
Euro 4 light goods vehicle ² £140 £140
Euro 5 light goods vehicle ³ £140 £140
  1. Registered on or after 1 March 2001 and not exceeding 3,500 kg.
  2. Registered between 1 March 2003 and 31 December 2006 and not exceeding 3,500 kg.
  3. Registered between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2010 and not exceeding 3,500 kg.