Gary Wilson, director of the Alliance for Historic and Classic Vehicles (HCVA), said a pay-per-kilometer car tax system could be a “better scheme” for some historic vehicle owners. He said vehicles under 40 that currently pay road tax would save as part of a pay-per-kilometer program.
“You have to watch him in the round.
“I think we need to look at it and figure out what scheme might be offered.
“When the consultation comes out, we will certainly jump on it and try to understand the implications for the entire classic sector.
“To me, a classic is an older vehicle you have a passion for.”
A report by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) showed that classic car owners use their vehicles much less than regular vehicles.
Historic vehicles average 1,200 miles per year, compared to the UK average of 7,200 miles.
The report also showed that classic cars are only used for around 16 trips per year.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering switching to a mile-per-mile system on the roads.
It would help fill an estimated £ 40bn black hole caused by the loss of fuel taxes and traditional vehicle excise duty (VED) rates as more drivers switch to electric cars .
The Department of Transportation has previously warned that revenue from vehicle taxes should “keep pace” with any changes on the road.