There is now a growing number of hatchback's on offer with completely free road
tax. Cars that fall into the Band A tax category for Vehicle Excise Duty have Co2
emission levels below 100g/km pay no showroom tax and standard road tax is also
The Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi 16V ecoFLEX boasts the lowest emissions out of
the Corsa range with emissions of just 98/km. The efficient 1.3 litre diesel engine
develops 95PS coupled with a five speed gearbox is one of the greenest superminis
on offer today. The Vauxhall Corsa is also one of the best selling cars in the UK due
to its reputation for reliability.
The Citroen DS3 has become one of the most desirable hatchbacks on the market
today. It is also available in a 99g/km diesel version with an efficient 1.6-litre diesel
engine delivering 90hp for models in the D-Style specification. The Citroen DS3 is
available in a choice of colours and there are four different roof colours and highly
distinctive roof graphics available. Standard features include CD player, Cruise
Control, Remote Locking, Electric Front Windows, Electric Mirrors and Leather
The Ford Focus Econetic 1.6 TDCI has emissions of just 99g/km and is one of the
larger hatchbacks. The TDCI returns 74.2mpg making it a cheap family car to run
with no road tax to pay. A new ford Focus Econetic will go on sale early next year it
will host a number of advanced technologies that are expected to make it more fuel
efficient than any other compact vehicle on the road today in Europe including diesel,
petrol and hybrid powered vehicles.
The Seat Ibiza 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive is fitted with a 1.2 litre diesel engine; the
Ibiza Ecomotive is one of the best-performing conventionally powered cars in terms
of emissions with a CO2 figure of just 98g/km. The Seat Ibiza, well-known for its
adventurous looks and responsive handling, also offers fuel consumption figures of
80mpg which means the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive can travel nearly 800 miles without
needing to be filled up, saving you money on fuel costs as well as road tax.
The Mitsubishi i MiEV model achieves Band A status with zero emissions as it is
a purely electric-powered car. The Mitsubishi i MiEV is also amongst one of the
cheaper cars to insure. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is extremely inexpensive to operate,
zero road tax and costing as little as £1.05 to charge the car overnight provides a
range of approximately 93 miles. With petrol prices in the UK at a record high, that’s
potentially an enormous saving.