Consultation outcome

Road vehicles: improving air quality and safety

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Road vehicles, improving air quality and safety government response

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Detail of outcome

As the consultation has agreement we now plan to make and lay a statutory instrument to amend existing regulations. These amending regulations will:

  • introduce additional offences and penalties for manufacturers who fit defeat devices to road vehicles, motorcycles and agricultural tractors
  • require manufacturers to publish fuel economy figures obtained from the new Worldwide [harmonised] Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) laboratory test from 1 January 2019
  • update a number of safety and environmental requirements for vehicles approved under National Small Series Type Approval (NSSTA) and Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA)
  • introduce strict limits on derogations for light duty vehicles not tested under the new WLTP

Original consultation

Summary

Regulations for implementing EU emissions and safety rules, including new fuel consumption testing, and supply of defeat device penalties.

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Consultation description

The draft regulations include:

  • new penalties for supplying a vehicle with a defeat device
  • a new laboratory test procedure (WLTP) for measuring fuel consumption
  • revised emissions and safety standards for specialist and converted vehicles
  • stricter end of series derogations

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Road vehicles: improving air quality and safety

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Published 2 February 2018
Last updated 7 June 2018 + show all updates
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