Government Announcement this week (26th July 2017):

The Government have officially confirmed that they will end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.

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Part of the plan includes 3 new consultations from Department of Transport:

  1. Higher road safety
  2. Operator safety
  3. Environmental standards for vehicles

DVSA Chief Executive, Gaeth Llewellyn, said:

“DVSA’s priority is to protect you from unsafe drivers and vehicles. We are committed to taking dangerous vehicles off Britain’s roads and this new initiative to target emissions fraud is a key part of that.”

“Anyone who flouts the law is putting other road users, and the quality of our air, at risk. We won’t hesitate to take these drivers, operators and vehicles off our roads.”

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Two of the consultations include proposals to give DVSA’s market surveillance unit more power to fine manufacturers who use devices to cheat emissions tests.

The other consultation includes a proposal to remove the MOT exemption for electric vans.

Manufacturers found to be using devices on their vehicles to cheat emissions tests could face criminal and civil charges, with fines of up to £50,000 for every device installed, under proposed new laws.

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