Motor Vehicles: Scotland

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motor vehicles in each vehicle excise duty class are registered to Scottish addresses by registration (a) before and (b) after 1 April 2017.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The vehicle database changes on a daily basis. The most recent figures show a total of 3,123,773 motor vehicles were registered to Scottish addresses.

Out of the vehicle excise duty (VED) classes, 20 are exempt from payment of VED. Further information on vehicle excise duty rates can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rates-of-vehicle-tax-v149.

The following table shows the number of motor vehicles registered in Scotland for use on the public road in the vehicle excise duty classes listed.

Tax Class

Vehicles First Registered *(a)

Vehicles First Registered *(b)

Total

Agricultural Machine

50,487

388

50,875

Alternative Fuel Car

14,570

223

14,793

Ambulance

1,257

6

1,263

Powered Bicycle

122,472

931

123,403

Bus

13,467

94

13,561

Crown Vehicle

1,259

4

1,263

Diesel Car

913,973

3,037

917,010

Disabled

109,835

2,556

112,391

Disabled Passenger Vehicle

718

1

719

Electric Motorcycle

105

0

105

Electric Vehicle

2,875

68

2,943

EURO 4 Light Goods Vehicle

8,396

1

8,397

Fire Engine

839

2

841

Fire Service

712

3

715

General Haulage

117

0

117

Gritting Machine

486

0

486

HGV

33,106

407

33,513

HGV Combined Transport

52

0

52

Historic Vehicle

30,592

53

30,645

Lifeboat Haulage

10

0

10

Light Goods Vehicle

251,007

1,834

252,841

Lighthouse Authority

10

0

10

Limited Use

4,642

11

4,653

Mine Rescue

1

0

1

Mowing Machine

1,403

36

1,439

NHS Vehicle

1,148

9

1,157

Petrol Car

1,334,611

5,171

1,339,782

Police

1,982

2

1,984

Private HGV

4,961

33

4,994

Private Light Goods

182,858

308

183,166

Recovery Vehicle

1,287

2

1,289

Reduced Pollution Bus

210

0

210

Reduced Pollution HGV

925

0

925

Reduced Pollution Special Types

12

0

12

Reduced Pollution Trailer HGV

36

0

36

Small Island Vehicles

648

1

649

Snow Plough

104

0

104

Special Types

416

16

432

Special Vehicle

14,143

272

14,415

Special Vehicle Trailer Duty

2

0

2

Steam

30

0

30

Trailer HGV

896

6

902

Powered Tricycle

1,636

2

1,638

Grand Total

3,108,196

15,477

3,123,773

* (a) up to 31 March 2017

* (b) on or after 1 April 2017

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