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Latest News: Our Service Departments and Sales Showrooms will be open from Monday 1st June, however this is with some changes to ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues.   Here at Motorvogue we would like to advise you that after being closed since March, we have taken the decision to once again open our showrooms and service departments following the latest Government guidance. Whilst transport was deemed as essential at the start of Lockdown, we chose to close for the safety of our colleagues and customers. Having introduced a number of new procedures and after installing personal protective equipment across our public and staff areas, we are confident that it is now safe for us to conduct business once again. For your own safety and that of other customers and our colleagues, please read through our new measures before visiting us, and if you have any queries then please contact us by telephone or via our website contact forms.  Additional Measures Before visiting our Sales or Service Departments, please contact us and arrange an appointment time. This will enable us to ensure that our dealerships have a limited number of people at any one time. Please use the hand sanitiser provided when you enter and leave the premises. Our colleagues have access to face masks and hand sanitiser to use whenever required, and we ask that you use personal protective equipment wherever possible. We have installed Plexiglass screens to protect customers and staff in our greeting areas. Our display vehicles are locked to maintain our sanitisation standards and can be opened on request, the vehicle will then be re-sanitised. Please follow the 2m markings on the floor Regularly wash your hands and avoid contact with your eyes, nose and mouth If you have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough then please do not visit us. When bringing a vehicle to us for maintenance, please remove all personal items. We will be using interior covers when our technicians work on your vehicle and the car will be thoroughly cleaned before its return to you. We will only be accepting card payments at this time We will come to you We have created a number of additional services to support our customers during this difficult time, and if you would prefer, we will come to you for both Sales and Aftersales. Service Your vehicles maintenance and on-going safety is our priority. We are offering a collection and delivery service if you are self-isolating or concerned about spending time within a business. Alternatively we can make your stay with us as short as possible, and provide you with a clean loan car whilst we look after your vehicle. Please contact our Service Centre for further details and availability. Sales Test drives and consultations are now available to book at our showrooms. We are now also offering to bring the car to you at your home, within 20 miles of our showroom. You can be assured that the vehicle will be sanitised before your test drive. We have also introduced Exclusive Evening Buyer Appointments so you can visit us after our usual business hours and have the showroom solely to yourself from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Only one appointment will be available per showroom, Monday to Thursday, so please contact us to arrange your consultation and test drive on our next available date.   And if you purchase a car from us, we are also offering nationwide delivery from £99.   Contact Us   Our New Opening Hours are; Sales Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm     Aftersales Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday 8.30am to 1pm Sunday Closed

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30th January 2017

90% OF CAR BUYERS UNAWARE OF NEW ROAD-TAX SYSTEM

90% OF CAR BUYERS UNAWARE OF NEW ROAD-TAX SYSTEM


Drivers of the lowest-emission petrol and diesel cars could be hit with a hike of £140 a year and those buying a car costing more than £40,000 will be forced to pay a £1,550 levy over the first five years of ownership. Yet the overwhelming majority of motorists don't know the changes are coming.

More than 4,000 people took part in our online poll, which asked readers how up to speed they were about the new regime. Just 6% were fully aware of it.

The survey also revealed that a mere 8% knew changes are coming – but a massive 86% were totally in the dark.

Under the current scheme, scores of different cars are exempt from road tax, or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). That’s thanks to the fact they emit less than 100 grams per kilometre (g/km) of carbon dioxide (CO2).

For cars registered after April, though, only those that produce no CO2 – fully electric and hydrogen cars – will be spared road tax. All other models registered from then will be liable for an annual road-tax bill of £140, regardless of CO2 emissions. While the first year of road tax will still be based on CO2 emissions and range from £10 to £2,000, this fee is almost always absorbed in a car’s on-the-road price – meaning it isn't usually seen as a running cost by consumers.

However, cars with a list price of more than £40,000 will also incur an additional £310 levy for the first five years of ownership, bringing their total annual VED bill to £450 during that time.

Carbuyer editor Stuart Milne said: "While the changes should provide more reasons for cost-conscious buyers to choose a fully electric vehicle, they remove much of the incentive for buyers to choose low-emission models with a petrol or diesel engine. Remarkably, a 1.0-litre Vauxhall Corsa will attract the same tax bill as a 5.0-litre Ford Mustang once the first year of tax has been paid.

"Buyers should also be aware that the list price includes the cost of any options. Choose too many extras and you could unwittingly push your car’s price above £40,000 – that’ll cost you an additional £1,550 over five years."

The changes will affect many different models, from small city cars to large hybrid and electric SUVs.

Because petrol engines generally emit more CO2 than their diesel counterparts, buyers have been incentivised to buy diesels for some time. In turn, carmakers have focused on driving down the amount of CO2 these cars emit.

The new system is also being brought in because while diesel engines emit relatively little CO2, recent research indicates other emissions – including mono nitrogen oxides and particulate matter – are more harmful than was once thought. Petrol engines, while emitting more CO2, tend to be cleaner in this regard.

It’s not all bad news, though: drivers who want to drive a petrol car but may have been put off by high tax rates are likely to find their engine of choice becomes more affordable under the new system, as the playing field between diesel and petrol becomes more level. And it'll provide another reason for buyers to consider an all-electric or hydrogen-powered car.

April's new scheme won't apply retrospectively, so whichever road-tax system was active when you registered your current car will continue to apply for as long as it's on the road.

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