Why is the road tax for my Ford Fiesta van £240 per year?

Why is VED on my 2012 Ford Fiesta van 1.4 TDCi £240 per year?

Asked on 15 February 2018 by tony

Answered by Dan Powell
Commercial vehicle VED is based on a mixture of age and EU emissions ranking. This means that all light goods vehicles that were registered on or after 1 March 2001 and have a maximum vehicle weight not exceeding 3500kg pay £240 for 12 month’s tax, rising to £250 from 2018/19. There are variations to this, so a van that meets Euro4 emissions standards and is registered between 1 March 2003 and 31 December 2006 but still doesn’t break the 3500kg gross vehicle limit pays a reduced rate of £140 for 12 months.

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