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ATF providers must update or upgrade their diesel smoke meter by 20 May 2018, as explained in ATF bulletin 01-17.
2. What you need to do
You need to update or upgrade your diesel smoke test meters by 20 May 2018 to take account for the new emissions procedure.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is aware that there may be constraints getting this software from manufacturers. If this affects you, and you can’t update or upgrade your equipment by 20 May 2018, you must tell DVSA.
Email email@example.com by 11 May 2018, and include:
- your ATF details
- the make and model of your diesel smoke test meter
- the reasons you can’t update yet
- the estimated date of upgrade
DVSA will implement a workaround testing procedure if you demonstrate you’ve taken reasonable steps to have your equipment updated or upgraded. This will allow continued testing at your site for a reasonable period, until the update or upgrade is done.
3. Emissions testing after 20 May 2018
From 20 May 2018, DVSA will test CI engine vehicles using the new emissions procedure and apply the lower default limit of 0.7m-1 for vehicles first used from 1 January 2014, as well ‘plate value’ limits for all vehicles where these are available.