Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), commonly referred to as car tax or road tax, will be increasing for cars registered after the 31st March 2020. This is because emission standards are changing, meaning the official emissions figure that this tax is calculated from will be going up.
The test to find the official CO2 figure will be changing from New European Driving Cycle test (NEDC) to the stricter Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). This stricter test will mean that the official CO2 figures of cars registered from the 1st April 2020 will be higher affecting what tax band your new car falls into.
We urge you to take action now to ensure your car can be delivered and registered before the 1st April 2020 and to save yourself from this tax increase.
Here are some examples on the differences in the amount of tax paid could be between the new test and the old test.
NEDC (current) CO2 Values
WLTP (new) CO2 Values
Current VED Tax
New VED Tax (from 1st April)
Civic EX (MY19) 5dr
HR-V S (MY19)
CR-V SE AWD
CO2 values will be specific to each model and grade derivatives of that model depending on wheel size, equipment level and accessories – please contact us and we will be able to confirm the exact change for your vehicle.