Yesterday, we published an article about the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) whereby all passenger carrying vehicles on sale from September 2018 will be tested to make sure that CO2 emissions and fuel consumption figures will be more like those in real world driving conditions.
The new industry regulations will most likely mean an increase to the CO2 figures for vehicles compared to the figures that are presently available under the NEDC test and if CO2 figures are higher, the rate of the annual Road Fund Licence may increase, meaning that company car drivers will face a Benefit in Kind Tax (BIK) increase.
Tips for dealing with the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)
A lot of businesses will feel the strain caused by this new procedure so it is important that you prepare accordingly to avoid any unnecessary pressure.
Some models will changeover to WLTP as part of these changes for 2019 Model Years; some will change earlier.
For existing orders that have been already placed, many manufacturers are working to ensure that the vehicles won't be affected, including those that are placed in the next few weeks. However, the changeover to WLTP could result in an increase to the applicable CO2 levels when vehicles are registered.
If you have ordered a vehicle that is tested using the new WLTP procedures, resulting in a higher official fuel consumption or CO2 emissions figures, many will allow you the opportunity to cancel or change your order. If you order a vehicle with All Vehicle Contracts (AVC), we are here to support and help you.
New WLTP figures can be changed back to NEDC-equivalent values by using a tool founded by the European Commission.
Find out more on the official website [http://wltpfacts.eu] or call us on 01902 353393 to discuss any concerns or queries that you may have.
All Vehicle Contracts Ltd Published: May 9 2018