2017 road tax in the UK I have just picked up some interesting information on the UK Tesla 3 owners club Facebook site about 2017 vehicle tax rates. In a nutshell zero emissions vehicles will not pay any road tax each year, as they do at present, however new cars registered in 2017 costing over £40000 will pay £310 additional cost above the yearly rate for the first five years. So we have a choice, suck it up for five years then pay nothing and plan on keeping the vehicle for a long period, as I want to do, or spec the car below 40K and hope you can add some specs through software after purchase, i.e supercharging. This move by our wonderful carbon saving government may mean a lot of people in the UK nor taking up their option on the Model 3. This could well have an impact on Model S and X sales in this country.