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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End uses covered
  • Transport end-uses
  • Private passenger transport