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LPG Cars, cheaper road tax?

LPG Cars, cheaper road tax?

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bigdavy

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1,055 posts

114 months

Friday 28th January 2011
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Been surfing the classifieds looking at LPG converted cars and have noticed a few saying LPG recorded on V5 so cheaper road tax paid.

Now i'm curious about this, its mainly Jeeps i've been looking at which i know have been retrofitted so how does this work? Is it 'post' 2001 only ie the 'new' tax bands? If so are pre 2001 stuck at £205?

Most important question i suppose is how much is LPG tax V standard?

Also, if i buy one that doesn't have the LPG on the V5 can i put it on and save cash?

Shaw Tarse

25,886 posts

110 months

Friday 28th January 2011
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I think it needs to be an "approved" fit?

Bungleaio

4,377 posts

109 months

Friday 28th January 2011
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As far as I know If you have the certificate from an LPGA installer you can get the V5 amended, you will receive a massive discount of £15 on your annual road tax.

rottie102

3,420 posts

91 months

Friday 28th January 2011
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I own 8 cars and vans running on LPG, all converted professionally with certificates, with conversion on the V5s and never got any discounts.
You can't even register for congestion charging exemption anymore, thieving TFL s...

bigdavy

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1,055 posts

114 months

Friday 28th January 2011
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Bungleaio said:
As far as I know If you have the certificate from an LPGA installer you can get the V5 amended, you will receive a massive discount of £15 on your annual road tax.
Feckin £15 mad

Hardly worth the effort!



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Lanby

982 posts

121 months

Friday 28th January 2011
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I've just received my renewal for my '94 Defender that runs on LPG, tax is £205.
I thought they were exempt from congestion charge?

Edited by Lanby on Friday 28th January 20:51

Bungleaio

4,377 posts

109 months

Friday 28th January 2011
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bigdavy said:
Feckin £15 mad

Hardly worth the effort!
Thats what I thought, so I haven't bothered with mine.

bigdavy

Original Poster:

1,055 posts

114 months

Friday 28th January 2011
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Lanby said:
I've just received my renewal for my '94 Defender that runs on LPG, tax is £205.
I thought they were exempt from congestion charge?

Edited by Lanby on Friday 28th January 20:51
So obviously no effect on the pre 2001 tax rates?

rottie102

3,420 posts

91 months

Saturday 29th January 2011
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Lanby said:
I thought they were exempt from congestion charge?
It was never that easy, you had to have it converted by an approved garage, the car/van had to be on special list (not all the vehicles, even if converted properly were exempt), then you had to apply for a discount providing conversion certificate, V5 etc, pay £10 per year for an exemption and then if you were successful you were exempt after few weeks of waiting. And you had to reapply and resend the paperwork every year.

Now, all the vehicles which are already registered will be exempt until 2012, but you can not register any new vehicles after the 20th of Dec 2010.