The new charges set to hit petrol and diesel vehicle owners

Motorists are warned that they could face tax charges depending on the type of vehicle.

As part of changes to the vehicle tax system, prices will increase, with some drivers likely to face a much higher bill.

And under the new motor vehicle excise rates, those cars and vans that cause a large amount of air pollution will have to bear the largest charges, reports the Express.

Some models could see a £120-a-year jump, while others face a £105 and £75 jump.

Sean Kemple, spokesman for Close Brothers Motor Finance, warned that some petrol and diesel owners would be more affected simply because of the “type of vehicle they buy”.

Mr Kemple has also warned of the “challenge” ahead as drivers seek to switch to electric cars.

He said the government needs to “balance” tax revenues as more drivers abandon their existing petrol and diesel cars.

Speaking to, he said: “You can see the incentive from a tax perspective of road tax and benefits in kind towards lower emission vehicles.

“It’s better for everyone involved, so it’s a win-win situation.

“The challenge then is how the government then offsets that tax revenue against what they would have received from petrol and diesel vehicles.

“What you see then are the consumers of petrol and diesel, who I think are being penalized by the type of vehicle they are buying.”

The Treasury has previously estimated they will have to fill a £40billion black hole as a result of the loss of VED and fuel tax rates.

Under the new charges, VED rates for vehicles producing more than 255g/km of CO2 pollution will rise to £2,365.

This will be a massive £120 increase from the current 2021 rate.

Meanwhile, drivers of cars producing 226-255g/km will see an increase of £105, with charges for cars producing 191-225g/km rising by £75.

Price increases will be seen on all vehicles except those emitting less than 75g/km of CO2.

First announced in the fall budget, the VED increase is scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2022.

HM Revenue and Customs said the increase is to ensure VED rates rise with the Retail Price Index (RPI).

They said rising VED rates in 2022 will ensure rates are “kept real”.

They said the changes would ensure motorists “make a fair contribution to public finances”.

They added: “This measure will affect motorists who own a car, van, motorcycle or use a motorcycle trade licence.

“The increase in VED rates is in line with the RPI, which means rates for vehicle owners remain unchanged in real terms.”

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