Road tax changes for 2017 onwards...

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Yes I made a post about this last week, its definitely something to be aware of. I guess we will have a better idea if this will affect high spec cars once the UK pricing for the Model 3 is released next year.
 
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It will be interesting to see what they decide to do in 2019, if the current annual uptake in EV's continues I think they will pull the plug on the grant. Hopefully not!
 
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Here is a link to the government website

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vehicle-excise-duty

So from my understanding if your spec takes your Model ☰ over £40k you will pay the £310 penalty years 1-5 but nothing else. If you keep below £40k you pay no road tax as per now.

Something to consider when deciding on options!
So logically if you do not select enhanced autopilot, and with other options that keeps the taxable price (which will not be the actual price) below £40,000, that would save you £1550 or so in road tax, payable over 5 years (years 2-6). Then you buy enhanced autopilot the day after, and pay $1000 (maybe £860 including VAT, but excluding any import duty?) more than the upfront price, and save yourself £690 or so. Will HMRC let this stand though?
 

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Will HMRC let this stand though?
I can’t see how they have a choice, it would be no different to buying the car on 18” wheels and then spending £1,550 on a set of 19” wheels and tyres, basically the extra VED has paid for your 18” aero’s.

Why would there be any import duty for EAP?... you are not importing anything, it would be an over the air update surely?

It is certainly going to make speccing the car harder as the 19” wheels for example could actually end up costing you £2,500 rather than the advertised £1,000.
 

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So logically if you do not select enhanced autopilot, and with other options that keeps the taxable price (which will not be the actual price) below £40,000, that would save you £1550 or so in road tax, payable over 5 years (years 2-6). Then you buy enhanced autopilot the day after, and pay $1000 (maybe £860 including VAT, but excluding any import duty?) more than the upfront price, and save yourself £690 or so. Will HMRC let this stand though?
I expect we will have little room for maneuver to remain under 40k. I want the long range battery so no chance for me.

If the HMRC wants to prod details no problem let them go ahead. They will probably find their costs far outweighs earnings.
 
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