Guidance

Changes to licence requirements for alternatively fuelled vehicles

Guidance to drivers on changes in the law which allow category B licence holders to drive alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) up to 4.25 tonnes.

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Changes to licence requirements for alternatively fuelled vehicles

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The law has changed to allow category B licence holders to drive alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) up to 4.25 tonnes. This guidance explains:

  • what training will be required for drivers, employers with employees who drive relevant vehicles, as well as self-employed people and those using their own vehicle for a work-related journey
  • the system of certification that will allow drivers to prove that they have completed the training
  • how the legislation interacts with other legislation and licence requirements
Published 29 April 2019
Last updated 4 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated at line 1.15 to make it clear we will not be transposing an element of EU Directive 2018/645.
  2. First published.