Open consultation

Zero emission capable taxis: Vehicle Excise Duty rates


A consultation document exploring the appropriate definition for a zero emission capable taxi in order to apply an exemption from the VED supplement for expensive cars.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

At Autumn Budget 2017 the government announced that we would exempt zero emission capable taxis from the VED supplement that currently applies to cars costing over £40,000 from April 2019. On 6 March 2018 the government also announced that all eligible taxis bought from April 2018 never have to pay the supplement at all.

This consultation document sets out how the exemption will work in practice, specifically setting out what it means for those taxi drivers who have already purchased an eligible taxi. It also explores the correct way to define a zero emission capable taxi in legislation in order to apply this exemption from April 2019 onwards.

We encourage anyone with an interest to respond to this consultation using the information provided in Chapter 4.

This consultation closes on 29 May 2018.


Zero emission capable taxis: Vehicle Excise Duty rates

Ways to respond

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Vehicle Excise Duty for Taxis
Energy and Transport Tax Team
Business and International Tax Group
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road

Published 6 March 2018