Alternative fuel vehicles: guidance for MOT testers

What MOT testers need to know about how hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles work, and what to do when inspecting these vehicles.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



This guide explains:

  • the different types of vehicle technologies you could come across as an MOT tester
  • the things you need to be aware of when inspecting these vehicles
  • what steps you can take to test them safely
Published 29 March 2018
Last updated 1 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated vehicle types and guidance on carrying out MOT tests.

  2. Removed information about calling DVSA for advice before carrying out an MOT on a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

  3. First published.