7. Vehicles exempt from MOT

Some vehicles don’t have to take an MOT test. These include:

  • tractors
  • goods vehicles powered by electricity
  • any vehicle less than 3 years old
  • cars and motorbikes made before 1960

A full list of currently exempt vehicles is on form V112. You need to fill in the form to tax your vehicle if it is exempt.

Lorries, buses and trailers

You must get an annual test for lorries, buses and trailers instead of an MOT. It’s sometimes called the annual vehicle test.