BIK rates scrapped for EVs in 2020-21

HM Treasury has announced Company Car Tax rates up until Financial Year 2022-23, and plans to use reduced rates for zero tailpipe-emission models to boost sales.

With new figures, the government aims "to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars, all zero emission models will pay no company car tax in 2020-21, 1% in 2021-22 before returning to the planned 2% rate in 2022-23".

All pure-electric models will pay zero BIK for FY 2020-21, 1% in 2021-22, and then 2% in 2022-23. From there, the ratings are divided between those models registered before 6th April 2020, and those registered afterwards.

Company Car Tax BIK Rates April 2020 to March 2023
Cars first registered from 6th April 2020
Vehicle
CO2
(g/km)
Electric
range
(miles)
FY 2020-21
%BIK Rate
FY 2021-22
%BIK Rate
FY 2022-23
%BIK Rate
0   0 1 2
1-50 130+ 0 1 2
1-50 70-129 3 4 5
1-50 40-69 6 7 8
1-50 30-39 10 11 12
1-50 <30 12 13 14
51-54   13 14 15
55-59   14 15 16
60-64   15 16 17
65-69   16 17 18
70-74   17 18 19
75-79   18 19 20
80-84   19 20 21
85-89   20 21 22
90-94   21 22 23
95-99   22 23 24
100-104   23 24 25
105-109   24 25 26
110-114   25 26 27
115-119   26 27 28
120-124   27 28 29
125-129   28 29 30
130-134   29 30 31
135-139   30 31 32
140-144   31 32 33
145-149   32 33 34
150-154   33 34 35
155-159   34 35 36
160-164   35 36 37
165-169   36 37 37
170+   37 37 37

Those models registered before that date will see BIK rates frozen for all financial years until 2022-23, while those registered from that date will effectively see BIK rates cut 2% for each band.

The reason behind this is that the figures will be based on WLTP data, which a government review has found varies greatly between precious NEDC figures depending on make and model.

Data showed CO2 values for cars tested under both protocols varying from 7% to 40%, though an average increase of 20%-25% was found. Cars with smaller engines tended to see above average increases in CO2 figures, and diesel cars were impacted upon slightly more than petrols.

Next Green Car will update its BIK rate rules for models as soon as possible, now that this fresh information has finally come through from the government.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:9th Jul 2019

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