Lower vehicle taxes - NSW

Last updated: 5 November 2017
In 2010 changes to vehicle tax were introduced for vehicles that have a lower impact on the environment.
These ‘lower taxed vehicles’ include:
manufacturer designated petrol-electric hybrids
diesel-electric hybrids
plug-in hybrids
electric vehicles with CO2 emissions no higher than 150 grams/kilometre (g/km) in the 'combined' driving cycle
previously eligible lower taxed vehicles with a rating of 4½ or 5 stars.
Private vehicles that have been modified for wheelchair transport are also eligible for the reduced vehicle tax rate.
The reduced rate is applied when the vehicle is registered.

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