British motorists could have to pay £65 more to tax their vehicle as a result of the announcement made in the Budget 2018.
It read: “From 1 April 2019 VED rates for cars, vans and motorcycles will increase in line with RPI.”
The highest polluting cars on the road face the £65 surcharge with it affecting vehicles that emit over 255g/km of CO2 emissions.
Cars that produce between 76g/km and 150g/km of CO2 will pay an extra £5. Vehicles that produce 151-170 g/km will pay £15, 171-190g/km will pay £25 extra. The highest polluting vehicles that churn out high levels of CO2 will understandably have to fork out more. Vehicles that emit 191-225g/km will pay £40 more and 226-255g/km will pay £55.
The top charges will only really apply to supercars, or thirsty SUVs and performance vehicles.
However, British motorists may be frustrated to have to pay any more for their VED after two years of increases.
In 2018 diesel cars owners whose cars didn’t comply with the latest Real World Driving Emissions 2 face paying one band higher car tax. This could cost you up to £500 extra annually.
For example, if your car emits 131-150 g/km CO2 but it doesn’t adhere to the new standard it will now cost you £500, which is the rate that cars that produce 151-170 g/km CO2 usually pays.