Tax-free cars

Tax-free cars
Credits: Nathan Morgan/ Otis Clay
20 Aug, 2010 3:49pm

New cars emitting less than 100g/km are exempt from road tax – so we rate them all, from A-Z

GOING green has never been easier – or more appealing! Cars that sneak below the 100g/km CO2 barrier come with a host of benefits.

For a start, buyers of the most eco-friendly models don’t have to pay road tax, while business users enjoy an ultra-low company car tax banding. And don’t forget, low emissions are linked to fuel consumption – so the cleanest cars are also among the most economical. As fuel prices rise, this can only be good news.

That’s why we decided to run the rule over every model in the Sub 100g/km Club. As you can see, its members vary from tiny micro cars to full-sized family models. Premium hatches and sporty superminis also feature – there is something for everyone.

In this week’s exclusive guide, we rate them all and provide vital buying information about each line-up. We cover everything from equipment to driving dynamics, to provide a rating out of five in our comprehensive round-up. We even look at some forthcoming sub-100g/km contenders.

Our spec tables include residual value forecasts (for three years and 30,000 miles), Euro NCAP crash test results and claimed economy figures. But all the cars have one thing in common: road tax is free.