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At Jaybee Motors we are proud to represent some of Europe's finest vehicle brands, with Renault, Dacia and Fiat.

Whether it is a fuel sipping city car, or an efficient and stylish supermini, a practical and stylish SUV, a rugged 4x4, or a conventional family vehicle, you are sure to find something from one of our brands that is likely to tick all the boxes for you.

Maybe it's a super chic Fiat 500, a high tech classy new Renault Clio or a rugged and robust Dacia Duster, we will have something to suit your taste, and your pocket. We offer part exchange and an excellent range of finance offers at very attractive rates. Our bright clean and newly refurbished showroom offers off road parking, a fabulous free vending bar and a warm and empathetic environment for you to discuss your requirements. Come and say hello and have a coffee with us.

2017 Road Tax Changes Explained

From 1st April 2017, the Government is changing the way that road tax (or Vehicle Excise Duty, to give it its proper title) rates are calculated for cars registered from that day forward. The changes will mean higher road tax prices for nearly all new cars in the year that they are registered and remain linked to the car's CO2 emissions. For the following years, the link between road tax and CO2 emissions is dropped in favour of a flat rate of £140 per year. We will explain these changes in more detail below.


Road tax in the first year is still calculated using the car's CO2 emissions, with the those producing the least CO2 paying the lowest levels of road tax, while those that produce the most CO2 paying the highest rates. The first year's road tax rate is included in the advertised 'On The Road Price' and is paid to the dealer when you purchase your car.

Except for cars that produce no CO2 in use (those running on electricity or hydrogen), the amount of road tax to be paid in the first year has increased for all cars - From a £10 rise for cars producing between 1g/km and 50g/km of CO2 right up to an £880 increase for cars that produce over 255g/km CO2.

Below is a table showing the first-year road tax rates under the current and new systems and how these will change.

CO2 Emissions Pre-April 2017 Rate
Post-April 2017 Rate
0g/km £0 £0 £0
1-50g/km £0
£10 +£10
51-75g/km £0 £25 +£25
76-90g/km £0 £100 +£100
91-100g/km £0 £120 +£120
101-110g/km £0 £140 +£140
111-130g/km £0 £160 +£160
131-140g/km £130 £200 +£70
141-150g/km £145 £200 +£55
151-165g/km £185 £500 +£315
166-170g/km £300
£500 +£200
171-175g/km £300
£800 +£500
176-185g/km £355 £800 +£445
186-190g/km £500 £800 +£300
191-200g/km £500 £1,200 +£700
201-225g/km £650 £1,200 +£550
226-255g/km £885 £1,700 +£815
Over 255g/km £1,120 £2,000 +£880


The way that annual road tax rate is calculated is being changed completely in 2017. Under the current system, the rate you pay is determined by the CO2 emissions your car produces - For example, cars that produce 100g/km of CO2 or less pay no road tax at all, while those with cars emitting over 255g/km of CO2 paid £515 per year in road tax. From the 1st of April 2017, the link to to CO2 emissions ends and a flat rate of £140 per year is applied to all cars. Those buying cars with CO2 emissions of under 140g/km will pay more annually under the system, while those buying cars with CO2 emissions of over 141g/km will pay less every year with the new system.

If you are buying a car with a new list price of over £40,000 you will be subject to an additional supplement of £310 per year for the first five-years on top of the standard £140 charge.

Below is a table showing the annual road tax rates under the current and new systems and how these will change.

CO2 Emissions
Pre-April 2017 Rate Post-April 2017 Rate
0g/km £0 £0 £0
1-100g/km £0 £140 +£140
101-110g/km £20 £140 +£120
111-120g/km £30 £140 +£110
121-130g/km £110 £140 +£30
131-140g/km £130 £140 +£10
141-150g/km £145 £140 -£5
151-165g/km £185 £140 -£45
166-175g/km £210 £140 -£70
176-185g/km £230 £140 -£90
186-200g/km £270 £140 -£130
201-225g/km £295 £140 -£155
226-255g/km £500 £140 -£360
Over 255g/km £515 £140 -£375