12th February 2018
In last year’s Autumn Budget, it was announced that further changes would be made to first-year Vehicle Excise Duty for most diesel engine cars. These changes come into effect to vehicles registered from 1st April 2018. Vehicles registered before this date are unaffected.
The changes bridge the gap between now and when all new cars must comply with Real Driving Emissions from September 2019. The new Real Driving Emission Standards will mean that in the future, all new cars will no longer be tested in laboratories but, in more realistic conditions to include additional vehicle payload, up-and-down hill driving and a mix of real-life motorway, rural and urban driving on roads.