You do not have to pay car tax on electric vehicles...that’s right, nothing! You do however still need to officially apply for your car tax, in order to obtain conformation each year that it is zero rated.
To be exempt, the vehicle must be an electric or hybrid car, with a battery that is charged by plugging in the vehicle and emits up to no more than 100 grams of CO2 per km1. You will find that this covers nearly all electric vehicles on the market, with the only exceptions being amongst a couple of performance cars that emit a higher level of CO2.
Check out our simple and straightforward savings calculator, to see how much you could save on your annual car tax and when you take all of the savings into consideration when you go electric.