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New tax rules will lead to surge in demand

New tax rules will lead to surge in demand

New tax rules will lead to surge in demand

: Changes to the road tax system which come into effect in April, are expected to cause a surge in demand for low emission cars over the next few months, as customers try to beat the changes. Under the current scheme, cars emitting less than 100g/km CO2 emissions are exempt from road tax, or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).For cars registered after Aprilonly those that produce no CO2 - full EV and hydrogen cars- will be spared road tax. Sales Manager at Dales Suzuki at Summercourt, Danny Fox, said: “If you’re in the market for an efficient petrol or diesel vehicle, it’s certainly worth registering it before the end of March, ahead of these changes. “A good example of how these changes will affect you is the Suzuki Celerio. The car comes with a 1.0-litre engine emitting 99g/km CO2, if you register it before the end of March you’ll pay no road tax whatsoever. From April, you’ll pay £120 in year one and then £140 from year two; three years on and you’re £400 out of pocket!” It is being widely predicted that March will be one of the busiest months on record, as buyers also rush to grab a car with a new 17-plate. Danny continued: “We would advise anyone looking to beat the changes to VED to order their new car early, because there will be an increase in demand, which could lead to some delays. Or to consider the alternatives; the new Renault Zoe is a compact family car and with an improved range of 250 miles on a single charge, perfect for life around Cornwall.”

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