Cars will be classified based on the UK government's car tax bands. Band A, representing electric vehicles, will have no charge, while Band B, which includes the Toyota Prius hybrid and the Renault Megane dCi 106 diesel hatchback, get a 50% reduction.
The problem lies in the fact that many motorists who don’t drive large SUVS, which the new rules are meant to target, will also be affected. Owners of vehicles like Renault’s Espace people-carrier and saloons like the Jaguar X-type will also have to pay much higher rates. This is just the UK’s latest round of bullying its residents. The next thing we know, the government will be introducing China's one child policy.