Car tax doesn't need to be confusing (even if the above title is a bit of a tongue twister), so we thought with the upcoming tax changes that it'd be a good time to create an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand guide to what's coming. We're particularly interested in how the changes affect hybrids and have adjusted our handy hints accordingly.
As you might already know, current hybrid drivers don’t
have to pay a penny for their car tax due to their low CO2 emissions, however,
things will change in April 2017 and only cars with CO2 emissions of 0g/km will
be allowed on the road without a car tax charge. Any other vehicle with CO2
emissions under 100g/km will be charged and drivers will have to pay up to £120
in their first year. Want to know a
great secret? These changes will only apply to new cars registered from 1st April
2017 and it will not affect any new cars registered before this date. If you are quick enough, you will be able to join a Hybrid team with no
car tax to pay!