DfT proposes new penalties for defeat devices

Written by Ellie

The Department for Transport (DfT) is seeking views on the draft regulations for implementing EU emissions and safety rules, including new fuel consumption testing, and penalties for the supply of defeat devices.

The draft regulations include:

  • New penalties for supplying a vehicle with a defeat device
  • A new laboratory test procedure for measuring fuel consumption
  • Revised emissions and safety standards for specialist and converted vehicles
  • Stricter end of series derogations

The DfT wants to know:

  • If you agree with the proposal to make supply of a vehicle fitted with a defeat device an offence?
  • If you agree that the offence should be such that manufacturer, importer or dealer could be found guilty of this?

To read the full draft “Road vehicles – Improving air quality and safety”, and to have your say, please go to the GOV.UK website.

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Posted on 31st July 2018

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