Car Tax Bands


Which Road Tax Band is Your Car in?

Use the form below to find out your car CO2 emissions and hence which car tax band you are in. The form also shows you how many miles to the gallon you get. More miles to the gallon = buy less petrol.


UK Car Tax Bands Charges

The following table shows the UK Car Road Tax charges for 2006-2009, along with some common cars that are in each band. As you can clearly see the less fuel that you consume (and hence do less damage to the environment) the cheaper your car tax will be.

The 2007 budget lays out increased for the highest polluting cars (band G) who will have their car tax increased to £300 for 2007/08 and to £400 for 08/09, whilst the least polluting cars will have the duty cut to £35 (band B) or if you have a band A car will still have zero car tax.

Cars in the C-E band will have their car tax increased by £5, whilst band F will be increased by £10 to £200. Similar increases will apply the following year also.

Car Road Tax Details

Car Tax Group

Car Carbon Emissions

06/07 Car

07/08 Car

08/09 Car

Typical vehicle in
this tax band

A <100g/km £0 £0 £0 Smart Diesel
B 101-120g/km £40 £35 £35 Toyota Prius
C 121-150g/km £100 £115 £120 Ford Focus (diesel)
D 151-165g/km £125 £140 £145 Mini One hatchback 1.6 (petrol)
E 166-185g/km £150 £165 £170 For Mondeo 1.8i (petrol)
F 186-225g/km £190 £205 £210 Freelander 2.0 diesel
G >225g/km £210 £300 £400 Jaguar X type 2.0


The Budget Speech in 2008 by Alistair Darling announced a new car tax system for 2009-10 and 2010-11 as shown below.


Tax Band CO2 Emissions
standard rate (£)
first year rate (£)
standard rate (£)
 A  0-100  0  0  0 
 B  101-110  20  0  20
 C  111-120  30  0  35
 D  121-130  90  0  95
 E  131-140  110  115  115
 F  141-150  120  125  125
 G  151-160  150  155  155
 H  161-170  175  250  180
 I  171-180  205  300  210
 J  181-200  260  425  270
 K  201-225  300  550  310
 L  226-255  415  750  430
 M  225+  440  950  455


Car tax is designed to try to encourage car buyers to purchase more environmentally friendly cars. When we say lower car tax for environmentally friendly cars we are simply talking about how many grams of CO2 the car will emit per km rather than its impact as a whole (manufacture cost, how recyclable it is, cost of repair). The lower the CO2 level the lower the car tax. This is a growing trend with the UK government, with fuel duty increasing to encourage better fuel efficiency, European legislation to force car companies to produce more efficient cars, and local  congestion charges that penalize gas guzzling vehicles. But will it really make a difference? The British are in love with their cars, and if someone has forked out tens of thousands of pounds on a Jaguar, are they really going to care about a few hundred pounds worth of Car Tax?