Electric Vehicles: Excise Duties

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

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the treatment of electric vehicles with a list price of more than £40,000 under the new vehicle excise duty system on the uptake of electric vehicles.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones The Exchequer Secretary

We do not yet have data on how many electric vehicles have been registered since 1 April 2017, the date from which the new VED system applies. However, 5,274 battery electric cars were registered in the first four months of 2017, compared to 10,242 in the whole of 2016.

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