Should I be paying VED road tax on my Toyota Prius?

I purchased a 2016 model Japanese import Toyota Prius in 2021 and paid £280 road tax. This year it is £295 road tax. Is this correct as I believed this model was zero road tax?

Asked on 12 May 2022 by Bilti

Answered by Dan Powell
If this was a UK registered Toyota Prius then you would indeed qualify for free VED. However, it reads like your car is being taxed under the private light goods (PLG) tax class.

This usually happens when the importer fails to provide the official CO2 emissions figure on the final build type approval certificate.
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