The Sub-100g/km Club

Annual vehicle tax can be a significant part of a car’s running costs. The rate of road tax or, to give it its official name, Vehicle Excise Duty, is determined by a car’s CO2 emissions. The lower the CO2 emissions the less you have to pay.

Some cars offer the first year free, but incur a charge thereafter. But others, if the CO2 is low enough, allow owners to renew the VED free of charge year after year. The current threshold for that is 100g/km and a surprisingly high number of cars now qualify.

Changes to VED bands in 2017: What it means for you

Top 50: Cars in tax band A | Top 50: Cars in tax band B | Top 25: Cars in tax band C

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Kia Rio

CO2 emissions from 85g/km

One version of the Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi had the lowest CO2 emissions of any non-electric car on sale when it was launched in 2011, and was remarkable that a Korean brand had led the way. Now many of its rivals have caught up, but choosing the 1.1 CRDi version of the Rio ensures the owner is safe from paying road tax.

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