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Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Question for Treasury

UIN 64046, tabled on 24 June 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a zero rate of vehicle excise duty for (a) electric and (b) hydrogen vehicles.

Answered on

3 July 2020

For the purposes of Vehicle Excise Duty, Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs) are nil rated, both for first year registration and annual licences.

At Budget 2020, the Chancellor announced that ZEVs registered before 1st April 2025 would also be exempt from the expensive car supplement.

Answered by

Treasury