Emission test has been made more ‘rigorous’ which could cause price rises, says expert

Emission test has been made more ‘rigorous’ which could cause price rises, says expert

The new system will mean some vehicles are pushed into a higher tax band and could see costs rise by around £5 per year for each driver, according to the expert. 

Speaking to Express.co.uk, James Fairclough said: “The government is changing the test it uses to calculate emissions to the WLTP(Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure) system. 

“This new method is said to be more rigorous and shows more realistic measurements of a car’s emissions.

“This may result in a number of petrol and diesel cars moving up a tax band, making them more expensive to tax each year. For many, this will likely be around £5 extra a year.”

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Published at Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:37:00 +0000