The new cars that could cost you up to £500 more to tax annually from April

Ted Welford

Next month sees the government's revised road tax bands come into place for new diesel vehicles, which could see some newly-registered vehicles costing up to £500 more annually in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).

The new brackets are based on the Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) standard tests, which caused much controversy from experts when announced last year. Manufacturers argued that the move was unfair, as no diesel car currently meets the standard, as the regulation doesn't become mandatory until 2020.