It’s looking quite likely that owners of full-electric vehicles will be paying more for their vehicle’s road tax in the coming future, if what is apparently emerging is right. Word from the grapevine is that the road transport department (JPJ) will be moving to calculating the road tax rates for electric vehicles based on their motor kilowatt output instead of the traditional engine cc displacement as previously utilised. This will effectively alter the payable road tax rate for EVs, which was initially drafted for calculation based on a kilowatt rate, and for which the table has been in place since 2011. According to JPJ sources, the rates for EVs were previously keyed in by clerks under the cc category during the vehicle registration, as a matter of familiarity. This is set to change. A hint of the possible revision started last week, when a guideline on the calculation of the road tax for pure electric vehicles began to circulate around social media circles, with some … [Read more...] about Local EV road tax to finally switch to kW-based rate?
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POTENTIAL new car buyers looking to dodge tax hikes in 2019 may want to consider going electric. All motors, not just new models, will be hit with the increase on its Vehicle and Excise Duty (VED) from April 1 this year to account for inflation. Under the old system, cars with CO2 emissions lower than 100g/km were exempt from paying VED. But since April 2017, any new vehicle producing just 1g/km is eligible for road tax - meaning only owners of new electric cars don't have to pay. AutoExpress has put together a list of the best motors exempt from road tax under the new rules - and some of their second-hand hybrid variants also dodge taxes. BMW i3 - from £30,980 The BMW i3 is widely considered as the industry leader in comfort and economy for its category. Despite its relatively high price tag, the i3 is perfect if you're looking for a spacious and well thought out vehicle. You can take comfort in knowing you'll have 195 miles of range before needing to charge their motor. And … [Read more...] about These are the top five cars to buy in 2019 that mean you won’t pay any road tax
In a drastic move, the transport ministry has announced that all cars that are affected by the recall of potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators will not be able to have their road tax renewed until the necessary replacements are made. According to reports by The Star and the Malay Mail, the new directive will take effect this coming Monday (June 4), whereby all affected vehicle owners are required to obtain a certificate from their respective car dealership to prove that they have changed their airbags. Transport minister Anthony Loke added that all car companies involved in the global recall exercise are required to submit a list of vehicles that have yet to have their airbags replaced to the Road Transport Department (JPJ). “We will input the list of all vehicles that have not changed their airbags into our system. I have also directed JPJ not to renew the road tax of these vehicles unless they replaced their airbags. I will also ask car companies to come up with a … [Read more...] about Vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbags cannot have their road tax renewed
CAR tax changes are set to double Treasury vehicle excise duty income this year, according to latest figures. Drivers who bought a car after April 2017 now have to pay £140 in the second year - regardless of how polluting the car is. That means the government will collect £13,800 per 100 cars under the new system compared to just £7,500 per 100 cars under the old system. Vehicle excise duty (VED) changes target lower emission cars which previously paid between £0 and £30 with the AA claiming the Treasury will be "quids in" after the ownership raid. The changes have also caused CO2 emissions to rise by one per cent to their highest level since 2015 - and the first rise for 14 years. Heavy-polluting new models actually pay less under the new system and experts claim penalising the lowest polluting models has prompted drivers not to switch out of older, dirtier models. That's caused new car sales to plummet over the last year. Jack Cousens, head of roads policy … [Read more...] about Vehicle excise duty changes will almost DOUBLE Treasury road tax income this year – and car CO2 is rising
It seems that there’s more to the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) plan of introducing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking on all vehicles. The programme, set to be deployed by 2018, will see the tech embedded into road tax stickers – JPJ says this will allow real-time monitoring of traffic conditions and help police track down criminals. It looks like the system will also integrate the workings of the gateless gantry system for electronic toll payment, which is also set to begin in 2018. At yesterday’s briefing to announce the possible introduction of congestion charges for private vehicles entering KL city centre, a DBKL official told The Sun that the RFID-in-road-tax system will hold the key towards electronic road pricing (ERP) in the capital city. “It will be just like the Singapore’s ERP, road pricing scheme in Seoul and congestion charges for specific zones in London during peak hours. With RFID, it will also help the authorities … [Read more...] about RFID-in-road-tax tech to also be utilised for ETC