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Road tax is going up for most - MSE News

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Former_MSE_Naomi
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edited 3 April 2019 at 10:34AM in Motoring
Owners of all but the most carbon-efficient cars will pay more road tax this year, with inflation-linked rises kicking in from 1 April...
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'Road tax is going up for most - what will you pay?'
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  • AdrianC
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    Yes, it was announced in October.
  • [Deleted User]
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    Mines still £30 a year. Sweet.
  • Nasqueron
    Nasqueron Posts: 9,291 Forumite
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    Come on MSE, it's one thing for users to call it that, another for the site to get it wrong


    It's VED or vehicle tax, not road tax
  • forgotmyname
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    Owners of all but the most efficient are increasing? Got that wrong also.

    I have a 2L diesel that barely beats 46MPG and its still £30, no increase.

    Is that efficient?
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  • AdrianC
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    Owners of all but the most efficient are increasing? Got that wrong also.

    I have a 2L diesel that barely beats 46MPG and its still £30, no increase.

    Is that efficient?
    111-120g/km CO2 in the official standardised testing. So, yes, fairly efficient.

    Of course, the actual results are down to the driver...
  • forgotmyname
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    46mpg is the car not the driver, I got almost 60mpg on the same journey last year in the older version of the same car.

    Difference = old car no DPF, new car with DPF. The emissions should be tested during a regen and averaged I think. Makes a change for me to be on the winning side though :)

    Curious now as to how much fuel it dumps into the DPF during a regen.
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  • lesbro
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    We have a LDV Convoy motorhome running on petrol and LPG and have zero emissions and still have to pay the same vehicle tax as a diesel. How unfair is that?
  • AdrianC
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    lesbro wrote: »
    We have a LDV Convoy motorhome running on petrol and LPG and have zero emissions
    No, you don't.
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    lesbro wrote: »
    We have a LDV Convoy motorhome running on petrol and LPG and have zero emissions and still have to pay the same vehicle tax as a diesel. How unfair is that?


    How does it manage to burn a fuel and have zero emissions? I suppose it could be fitted with a CO2 scrubber, but I'd have expected The Government to have figured that one out, and still tax the same, as the CO2 will be released when the scrubber is flushed.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
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    46mpg is the car not the driver, I got almost 60mpg on the same journey last year in the older version of the same car.

    Difference = old car no DPF, new car with DPF. The emissions should be tested during a regen and averaged I think. Makes a change for me to be on the winning side though :)

    Curious now as to how much fuel it dumps into the DPF during a regen.

    My 207 HDi doesn't have a DPF either. Official figs are 120g/km so just inside the £30/year band. :cool:

    No idea what my MPG is but it is high 40s or low 50s. Depends how I drive and where I'm driving really. :)
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