Can I get the tax band of my car changed?

I have owned a 2014 Volkswagen Caravelle 2.0 TDI for the last 3 years and have pad £340, £360, and £395 car tax for those three years.

It states on my registration document that the CO2 is 203g/km but at the two MoT registered garages I have used they state that they cannot read the emissions as the engine is so clean.

Is there anybody that I can contact to get my road tax reduced?

Asked on 7 June 2023 by Brian Mitchell

Answered by David Ross
It is important to note that the emissions measured during the MoT and the emissions your vehicle produces in relation to Vehicle Excise Duty are separate issues.

VED is charged based on the declared carbon dioxide emissions of the vehicle and the VED rules that apply at the time of registration, which is why the amount you have paid historically has changed over the years as the VED rules have changed.

For diesel vehicles the MoT tests the amount of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide in exhaust gases, so carbon dioxide emissions are not measured.
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