Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

HM Treasury written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58110, whether his Department has modelled which VED bands the 1.2 million affected VW vehicles would have been placed in had the correct emissions data been available at the time of registration.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The issue with some Volkswagen diesel cars refers to their nitrogen dioxide emissions. Vehicle Excise Duty bands are set according to carbon dioxide emissions, which are not affected by the existence of “defeat devices”.

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