VED on fuel – come on, really?
This is a short response to David Myers’ star letter ( CCW, 3 Feb) about adding 14p/litre to the cost of petrol to cover VED. My car, a Nissan Qashqai, is VED-free currently, and as this is a Top 10-selling car, lots of owners who currently enjoy this benefit would end up paying road tax. Can’t imagine how many other cars on the road are in this same tax bracket.
So, choosing his as letter of the week was a strange choice – it seems that you agree with him. Ray Letheren, Rochester, Kent It does make sense to link VED and road use, and as such, adding it on fuel makes perfect sense. OK, your Nissan has zero-rated VED, which is a nice benefit of owning a sub-100g/km new car, but for post-1976 classic car enthusiasts who drive, say, to four shows a year, racking up less than 1000 miles a year, it seems grossly unfair that they need to pay £230 per annum in road tax – Ed.