Category B driving licence derogation for alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles
This consultation closes at
Changes to regulations to support the take-up of alternatively fuelled light commercial vehicles.
The government wants to establish low emission light commercial vehicles as an alternative to diesel-powered vans. This will help to improve air quality in our towns and cities and meet our legal obligations under the Climate Change Act and air quality regulations.
The proposals set out in this consultation would allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain.
This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to the added weight and size of alternative fuel technologies.
Ref: DfT-2017-08 PDF, 173KB, 24 pages
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Office for Low Emission Vehicles
Zone 1/31, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
Published: 26 July 2017
Updated: 10 August 2017
- A correction to the restrictions for drivers who obtained a category B licence after January 1997 (page 9, section 2.2).
- First published.