RAC

Changes to VED bands

As this chart shows, it's not just the "gas guzzling" cars that are affected, or high-performance "status symbols".

People with large families who need to carry more than 4 passengers, disabled drivers, small businesses and farmers to name a few will pay a higher VED rate for their vehicles.

For this group of motorists, transporting their passengers in one car could be argued to be the most environmentally friendly way of doing it.

The alternative is to have a smaller car and repeat the journey several times or use two cars – giving larger overall emissions.

Car Fuel Type Engine Size 2008 2009
Ford Focus Zetec Petrol 1596cc Band D - £145 Band H - £175
Ford Ka Petrol 1299cc Band C - £120 Band F - £120
Vauxhall Corsa SXI 16v Petrol 1199cc Band D - £145 Band G - £150
Fiat Punto Active (Series 188) Petrol 1242cc Band C - £120 Band E - £110
Renault Clio Dynamique 16v Petrol 1149cc Band C - £120 Band E - £110
Ford Focus LX Petrol 1596cc Band D - £145 Band H - £175
Vauxhall Astra Club 8v Petrol 1598cc Band E - £170 Band I -       £205
Ford Focus Zetec Climate Petrol 1596cc Band D - £145 Band G - £150
Peugeot 206 LX Petrol 1360cc Band C - £120 Band F - £120
Ford Fiesta Zetec Petrol 1388cc Band D - £145 Band G - £150
Renault Clio Expression 16v Petrol 1149cc Band C - £120 Band E - £110
Ford Mondeo LX Petrol 1798cc Band F - £210 Band J - £260
Nissan Micra S Petrol 1240cc Band C - £120 Band F - £120
Ford Fiesta Freestyle 16v Petrol 1240cc Band D - £145 Band H - £175
Volkswagen Golf GT TDi (Mk4) Diesel 1896cc Band C - £120 Band F - £120
Volkswagen Golf GT TDi (Mk5) Diesel 1968cc Band D - £145 Band G - £150
Ford Mondeo LX TDCi Diesel 1998cc Band D - £145 Band G - £150
Vauxhall Corsa Club 12v Petrol 973cc Band C - £120 Band E - £120
Volkswagen Polo E Petrol 1198cc Band C - £120 Band F - £120
Vauxhall Zafira Club 16v Petrol 1598cc Band F - £210 Band J - £260
Nissan Micra S Petrol 998cc Band C - £120 Band F - £120
Vauxhall Astra SXi Petrol 1598cc Band D - £145 Band G - £150
Fiat Punto 8v Petrol 1242cc Band C - £120 Band E - £110
Fiat Punto Active (Series 199) Petrol 1242cc Band C - £120 Band E - £110

Conclusion

Taxes and charges on motorists