Electric goods vehicles now need an MOT

From 1 September 2018, electric vans will no longer be exempt from the MOT if they:

  • have a gross weight not exceeding 3,500kg
  • were first registered on or after 1 March 2015

These vehicles will need their first MOT on the third anniversary of when they were registered.

If a vehicle is no longer exempt and the third anniversary has already passed, it will need a current MOT to be legally driven and taxed with immediate effect.

Goods vehicles powered by electricity and registered before 1 March 2015 will still be exempted from needing an MOT.

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