From 1st April 2020, the test procedure to determine pollutants will change from NEDC to WLTP. This could mean a Vehicle Excise Duty of up to £960 on your new vehicle if you take delivery after 31st March 2020.
Vehicle Excise Duty(VED), also known as vehicle tax, is an annual tax that is levied as an excise duty and must be paid for most types of vehicles which are to be used on public roads in theUnited Kingdom.
From April 2020, WLTP CO2 values will be used in testing, which are typically 20% higher than the current NEDC CO2 values.
Most Jaguar Land Rover customers will see a 1-2 band increase in Vehicle Excise Duty, only BEV vehicles will see no increase.
As such, these new values set by the government should give motorists a clearer idea of which new cars are more economical to run and better for the environment.
New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is the old test performance of CO2 emissions. This was designed back in 1980s and was only based on theoretical driving.
The old test was only 20 minutes long, travelling 6.8 miles and based on 2 road types, fixed gear shift points and an average speed of 21mph. Being so outdated, the government decided to move to WLTP.
Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is the test procedure based on real-driving data and measured on on-road performance to determine the levels of pollutants, CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric vehicles.
The road type in WLTP was brought in by the government in 2017 and has been upped to 4 phases to represent: urban, city, A road and motorway, as opposed to the old 2 phase test (NEDC). The test time length has also been increased to 30 minutes (14.4 miles) and an average speed of 28.9mph.
Rockar are letting you know in advance, to give you a chance to purchase your new vehicle before the increase. Purchase one of our Stock or Ex Demonstrator vehicles and save yourself up to £960.