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To be honest, its only fairly recently that the Government has 'woken up' to CO2 emissions. Previously, it was one cost for 6 months, another for 12 months (which is why cars/models of a certain age fall under one system or the other). Commercial vehicles fall outside this as they are perceived as 'working vehicles'. This is an EU set-up, but each member country can set its own rates.
Effectively, private use & ownership of cars is to be discouraged (via taxation), in favour of public transport - but since it would be impossible for public transport to fully supplant a commercial vehicle, then their use is not penalised in the same way.
Its all very confusing, but just remember - the government always wins!
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater