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UK Road Tax Cost

The road fund licence changes with the budget.

Modification Details




The new system works on the C02 emissions.

The All Important Car Figures

 
Car type Derivative BHP Engine size CO2 in g/km
Fortwo 450 no auto all 599cc 118
Fortwo 450 auto all 599cc 122
         
Fortwo 450 pure Turbo 50 698cc 113 - 116
Fortwo 450 pure Turbo 61 698cc 113 - 116
Fortwo 450 pulse Turbo 61 698cc 118 - 127
Fortwo 450 passion Turbo 61 698cc 116- 127
Fortwo 450 Brabus Turbo 74 698cc 127
         
Fortwo 450 diesel Turbo 40 799cc 90
Fortwo 450 diesel w/filter Turbo 40 799cc 101
         
Fortwo 451 45kw 61 999cc 112
Fortwo 451 MHD coupe 52kw 71 999cc 97 - 98
Fortwo 451
MHD cabrio
52kw 71 999cc 100
Fortwo 451 52kw 71 999cc 112 - 116
Fortwo 451 62kw Turbo 84 999cc 116
Fortwo 451 72kw Turbo 98 999cc 124
Fortwo 451 Diesel Turbo 45 or 54 799cc 86 - 90
         
Roadster 452   Turbo 61 698cc 116 - 122
Roadster 452 light Turbo 80 698cc 121
Roadster 452   Turbo 80 698cc 121 - 124
Roadster 452 coupe Turbo 80 698cc 121 - 124
Roadster 452 Brabus Turbo 101 698cc 122
         
Forfour 454   75 1124cc 130 - 135
Forfour 454   95 1332cc 133 - 143
Forfour 454   109 1499cc 140 - 147
Forfour 454 Brabus Turbo 177 1499cc 159
Forfour 454 diesel 68 1493cc 116 - 126
Forfour 454 diesel 95 1493cc 116 - 126
         
Fortwo 453 Coupe Manual 71 999cc 93
Fortwo 453 Coupe Auto 71 999cc 94
Fortwo 453 Coupe Manual Turbo 90 898cc 97
Fortwo 453 Coupe Auto Turbo 90 898cc 96
Fortwo 453 Coupe Brabus Turbo 102 898cc 102
Fortwo 453 Cabrio Manual 71 999cc 99
Fortwo 453 Cabrio Auto 71 999cc 99
Fortwo 453 Cabrio Manual Turbo 90 898cc 99
Fortwo 453 Cabrio Auto Turbo 90 898cc 97
Fortwo 453 Cabrio Brabus Turbo 102 898cc 104
Forfour 453 Manual 71 999cc 97
Forfour 453 Auto 71 999cc 96
Forfour 453 Manual Turbo 90 898cc 99
Forfour 453 Auto Turbo 90 898cc 98
Forfour 453 Brabus Turbo 109 898cc 104

Cars Registered Before March 1st 2001

In which case the road tax is decided on by the engine size.

Anything below 1549cc (which is all smarts) will cost £140 a year.

March 1st 2001 To March 31st 2017
 
Band C02 range Diesel Petrol
A 0 - 100 £0 £0
B 101 - 110 £20 £20
C 111 - 120 £30 £30
D 121 - 130 £105 £105
E 131 - 140 £125 £125
F 141 - 150 £140 £140

After March 31st 2017

CO2 Emissions (g/km) 1st Year Rate Standard Rate
0 £0 £0
1-50 £10 £140
51-75 £25 £140
76-90 £100 £140
91-100 £120 £140
101-110 £140 £140
111-130 £160 £140
 
As you can see, from April 1st 2017, smart owners will be paying a lot more tax on their new cars.

For example:

If you bought a new, non Brabus petrol smart on the 31st of March, over 5 years, you'd pay nothing.
If you bought the same car on the 1st of April, over 5 years, you'd pay £680.

If you bought a new Brabus on the 31st of March, over 5 years, you'd pay £100.
If you bought the same car on the 1st of April, over 5 years, you'd pay £700.

That's ridiculous!
After the 1st year, the tax is the same on a smart as on a Lamborghini.

So, thanks to the Government being greedy bastards, there is no reason to buy a smart any more.

Physical Tax Disc - UK



The 1st UK tax disc was sent out on the 1st of January 1921 and they were a common sight in windscreens throughout the UK for the next 93 years. However, from the 1st of October 2014, you don't get one.

You still need to buy road tax (VED) but you don't need to display a disc on the windscreen.

Previous to this, you were liable for a fine if you didn't display it, even if you had taxed the car correctly.

Not displaying a tax disc will tidy up the windscreens of cars throughout the mainland.
The details will be kept on a central database and ANPR cameras will keep an eye out for your car.
If you haven't taxed it and an ANPR camera catches you driving, you receive an instant £1000 fine.

How Will I Know When It Runs Out?

You will still be sent a letter by the DVLA telling you that your tax is due.
You will still be able to do it all online or at a post office. You just won't get a paper disc.

What Shall I Do With My Tax Disc Holder?

If it's a cheap stick on piece of shit plastic, bin it. If it's a nice metal one, use it as a coaster.

However, you could also repurpose it and actually make it more useful than it was before.
My idea was to create a "reminder disc" that you can print out and put in your old tax disc holder.

This reminder disc has a space for you to write down when your insurance, road tax and MOT expires.
That way it is always right there so you don't forget and saves you rooting through paperwork.

Click - Reminder Disc

Save this picture (right click - save as), print it out at 100% size on A4 paper, cut one out and fill it in.
Save the others for when you need to update the information.

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