• The Best Tax Exempt Cars

The Best Tax Exempt Cars

Cut road tax costs with an electric car from Wilsons Epsom

Car ownership can be expensive, so if you're looking to reduce your motoring costs, you might want to consider swapping your current car for an electric vehicle. 

Why are Electric Cars Exempt from Tax?

As standard, all cars fall into one of 13 tax bands which are lettered from A to M, depending on the amount of CO2 they emit. However, those with zero emissions - such as pure electric cars - are exempt from road tax rates (also known as Vehicle Excise Duty - VED).   

Investing in a battery electric vehicle (BEV) means you’ll pay absolutely nothing for road tax throughout the duration of ownership. This is applicable to pure electric vehicles only as the rules vary for Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), which are subject to road tax costs, depending on the CO2 emissions. Read our Car Tax Bands for 2021 and 2022 blog to find out more about vehicle tax bands. 

Considering some motorists are paying hundreds of pounds in road tax for their vehicle, switching to an electric car can prove dividends. Why not discover our selection of pure electric vehicles - we've picked out some of the best tax exempt cars that you'll find available here at Wilsons Epsom… 

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Paving the way for electric cars of the future, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 has been making its presence felt on UK roads since its launch in 2021. Already winning awards left, right and centre, the ground-breaking CUV puts you in charge without compromise.

Reimagined for the future, you can discover the Hyundai IONIQ 5 here at Wilsons Hyundai in Surrey. Once you take this impressive car for a test drive, you will never look back! 

Hyundai KONA Electric

Sleeker and more sophisticated than its conventional combustion engine counterparts, Hyundai’s KONA Electric features the very latest smart tech and up to 300 miles of range on a single charge.

An SUV that’s distinctive and individual, yet roomy and versatile, visit the Wilsons Hyundai showroom in Surrey to experience the Hyundai KONA Electric for yourself and discover if it’s the car for you.   


Offering a wide range of well-built and well-priced vehicles, MG is the fastest growing car brand in the UK today. The new MG ZS EV takes its electric SUV family to another level, offering MG’s practicality and style paired with up to 273 miles of electric range on a single charge. 

Feel at home in the MG ZS EV which is packed with a host of fantastic features to make the cabin feel comfortable, convenient and relaxing during every journey. Explore the MG ZS EV at Wilsons MG in Surrey and take advantage of a finance deposit allowance of up to £1,500. 

Nissan ARIYA

Get ready to experience the future of Nissan technology, with the all-new Nissan ARIYA - the purest expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. This electric crossover is equipped with high-tech for an electrifying ride to conquer all weather conditions thrown its way. 

Right now at Wilsons Nissan in Surrey, explore the all-new Nissan ARIYA which comes with a choice of two batteries for two range options depending on your needs. 

Nissan LEAF

A leader in electric motoring, the all-electric Nissan LEAF combines zero-emission performance and intelligent driving to enhance your day-to-day driving experience. Pure battery electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF are exempt from VED, so you’ll benefit from zero road tax rates on all models.

Keeping safe on the road is effortless in the Nissan LEAF, thanks to the extensive selection of safety measures providing driver assistance and support. Discover the Nissan LEAF at Wilsons Nissan in Surrey and benefit from perks such as a £1,000 manufacturer deposit contribution.   

Peugeot e-208

Peugeot has paired its exceptional 208 hatchback with an all-electric performance, taking the compact sporty-looking car into the future. Like all the very best vehicles in the Peugeot line-up, the new e-208 features an innovative 3D i-Cockpit layout to maximise your driving experience.

Packing a punch with its personality, the Peugeot e-208 provides you with the freedom of choice thanks to a range of models, colours and accessories. Find out more at Wilsons Peugeot in Surrey and drive home happy in a Peugeot perfect for you.   


Peugeot e-2008

Say hello to the Peugeot e-208’s big brother - the Peugeot e-2008. Handsome, practical and spacious, the e-2008 is an ideal family crossover that can tackle both city life and country living. 

Peugeot is making its presence felt with their striking electric offering. Discover the Peugeot e-2008 in person at Wilsons Peugeot in Surrey to explore all of the perks the range has to offer. 

Renault ZOE

Without doubt at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution, the new Renault ZOE is a zero-emissions city car for forward thinking folk. Boasting a dynamic performance, an impressive range and everything you need for modern motoring, reap the rewards of the Renault ZOE at Wilsons Renault in Surrey today.

Considered the best value small electric car on the market, the Renault Zoe is perfect for city driving. It boasts impressive charging capabilities so you can spend less time at charging stations and more time on the road.  

Fiat 500 Electric

If it's sass and style you're after, then look no further than the small but mighty Fiat 500 - the iconic and fashionable Italian small car. Designed for the next decade, the brand new Fiat 500 Electric pairs its retro look for the modern motorist and its road tax exempt.  

As a small city car, it's not necessarily practical for a family, but it makes an exceptionally good first car for new drivers, or a great runaround getting people from A to B. Find the new Fiat 500 Electric at Wilsons Fiat in Surrey and take advantage of finance offers for a more affordable zero-emissions car. 


Audi e-tron

Audi’s first-ever fully-electric SUV has arrived. Stylish in looks and advanced in its performance, the e-tron has everything you’d expect of an Audi, except it's powered entirely by electricity. 

Explore the Audi of your electric dreams at Wilsons Epsom in Surrey, where you’ll find the Audi e-tron to accelerate your journey to a greener future of driving. 

Jaguar I-PACE

The premium all-electric Jaguar I-PACE is an award-winning performance SUV, combining beautiful detailing with seamlessly integrated technology. Winner of many awards - such as World Car of the Year and World Green Car - the I-PACE is designed to defy EV conventions.

A much-desired model, discover the Jaguar I-PACE at Wilsons Epsom in Surrey to see for yourself how the Jaguar brand cleverly strikes the balance between sports car style and luxury craftsmanship.

Tesla Model 3

Exempt from UK road tax, the Tesla Model 3 is a luxury compact executive car that has been heralded as one of the best EVs on the market. Its performance is second-to-none and offers a host of safety features and technical capabilities for the ultimate driving experience.

Discover our range of Tesla Model 3 vehicles in stock now at Wilsons Epsom in Surrey, many of which you can make sizeable savings on. 

Why not accelerate your journey to a greener future of driving - explore all of our used electric vehicles here

Transport For London

Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

Minimum emission standards

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

Information from Transport For London

Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

All our vehicles are subject to an Admin Fee. Our Admin Fee covers any additional administration needed during your transaction, including a thorough provenance check (HPI Check). The admin fee also includes the cost to fully valet, register and, if necessary, MOT your vehicle (if less than 6 months left of current MOT).

Our administration fee is a variable fee which covers the additional administration needed when transacting with different categories of customers as specified. Retail Customers £199.00 - (Private buyers - NOT an owner, partner or director of a new/used vehicle sales company). Retail Customers using a finance broker outside our official panel of lenders paying funds direct to Wilsons Epsom - £399.00. All fees are inclusive of VAT.