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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 2021/22
Standard rate
2020/21
Standard rate
g/km £ £
A Up to 100 0 0
B 101-110 20 20
C 111-120 30 30
D 121-130 130 125
E 131-140 155 150
F 141-150 170 165
G 151-165 210 205
H 166-175 250 240
I 176-185 275 265
J 186-200 315 305
4 201-225 340 330
L 226-255 585 565
M Over 255 600 580
  1. From 1 April 2021 cars manufactured before 1981 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 and vans registered before 1 March 2001

Engine size 1 2021/22 2020/21
Not over 1549 cc £170 £165
Over 1549 cc £280 £270
  1. From 1 April 2021, cars manufactured before 1981 will be exempt from paying VED under the rolling exemption for cars constructed more than 40 years ago.

Light goods vehicles registered from 1 March 2001

Category 2021/22 2020/21
Light goods vehicle ¹ £275 £265
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.
  4. Electrically powered light goods vehicles that emit no CO₂ when driven are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty.