The way the MOT measures emissions from EVs has been criticised for not taking account how the electricity used to charge the vehicle has been generated.
A record number of vehicles – almost 1.3 million – failed their MOT last year, because of faults relating to exhaust emissions, new data suggests.
MOT test centres will remain open during Lockdown 3, but driving tests cancelled.
Demand for MOT tests is expected to soar this Christmas as motorists who took advantage of the Government’s six-month extension in June now require a test.
Problems experienced with MOT and servicing during the first lockdown have not be repeated a second time around, new research from Fleet Assist suggests.
MOT and service centres were inundated with bookings before new coronavirus lockdown restrictions came into force, despite being allowed to remain open.
Forty-one per cent of fleets are experiencing issues booking service, maintenance and repair (SMR) work or MOTs, despite dealerships re-opening in June.
Thousands of company cars and vans had their contracts extended during the coronavirus crisis, according to new data from Epyx.
The Government is being urged to persuade motorists to book their MOT now in the interests of road safety and fears testing stations could become overwhelmed.
The DVSA is urging operators of vehicles due an MOT in September, October or November, to bring them forward to beat the expected rush for tests in the autumn.
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