The new WLTP testing regime was introduced for all new car types in September 2017 and all new cars in September 2018. This year, Real Driving Emissions (RDE) will be introduced for all new cars. This change may affect a few brands with late approvals of WLTP standards.

From 1 September 2019, all new cars will need to be RDE Step 1 compliant. These cars will be classed as Euro 6d-temp. WLTP compliant cars are unlikely to face any particular issues as RDE Step 1 has always been the second phase in the gradual transition from the old testing system to the new WLTP regime.

From 1 September 2019, all commercial vehicles will need to be WLTP compliant. As a result, there could be a number of forced registrations before the deadline unless they are subject to derogation.

By January 2021, all new vehicles will have to be RDE Step 2 and fully Euro 6D compliant. This will remove the diesel surcharge on first registration of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).

If you require further guidance on the issue, please contact the member helpline at 01788 538303.