New Advisory Fuel Rates but still no PHEV rates
HM Revenue and Customs has announced Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March, bringing some changes for rates but still lacking a rate for plug-in hybrids despite evidence of how the eco benefits.
The latest AFR figures see the Advisory Electricity Rate for fully electric cars remain at 4ppm. But AFRs for petrol go down by 1ppm for all categories and there are 1ppm and even 2ppm increases across the board for LPG-engined vehicles.
Meanwhile diesel rates bring a 1ppm decrease for engines from 1601cc to 2000cc and over 2000cc.
However, there’s still no rate for PHEVs, despite recent data from TMC revealing many fleet plug-in hybrids use more fuel than diesels and some drivers never charge their cars at all. ACFO has repeatedly called for AFRs for PHEVs, which it says would help curb driver misuse.
The new AFR figures are shown below (previous quarter figures are shown in brackets):
|1400cc or less||11p (12p)||7p (8p)|
|1401cc to 2000cc||14p (15p)||8p (10p)|
|Over 2000cc||21p (22p)||13p (15p)|
|1600cc or less||10p (10p)|
|1601cc to 2000cc||11p (12p)|
|Over 2000cc||13p (14p)|
Advisory Electricity Rate
The Advisory Electricity Rate for fully electric cars is 4 pence per mile.