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There will be another car tax increase from April 2018 which means that motorists that buy new diesel cars could potentially face paying up to £500 a year more.

Philip Hammond announced that car tax would be increasing for diesel motorists in the UK to try and tackle the current emissions crisis. The increase will only effect those who have purchased a new diesel car after April 1st 2018 and not those registered before.

We urge all drivers that have their sights set on a new diesel car to buy it during March 2018 to avoid paying between £20 and £500 more for their new vehicle.

Manufacturers have only two years to meet the new Real Driving Emissions 2 standards which will be mandatory by the year 2020. Currently, there are no new cars that meet these standards so the manufacturers have a lot of work to do.

You can take some comfort from knowing that the new car tax increase will only apply to the first year on the road. Once you get to the second year there will be three rates that have been standardised that you will need to pay.

Second year standard rates:

  • Petrol or Diesel vehicles - £140 a year
  • Hybrids, Bioethanol or LPG – £130 a year
  • Zero CO2 emission vehicles - £0 a year

If you would like any further information on the car road tax increase which isn’t far away, please call our team on 01656 339 889. You can also view our latest new car offers using the link below so you can ‘Beat the Tax Increase’ and avoid paying up to £500 more for your next car.


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