Following our lobbying efforts, the Department for Transport (DfT) has granted a derogation for non-RDE compliant vehicles. The derogation will allow retailers to continue to sell non-RDE compliant vehicles for another 12 months after the implementation of the new emission regulation.

Following the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) in September 2018, the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulation is due to be implemented on 1 September 2019.

Over the past months, NFDA and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have been lobbying the Government to obtain a derogation request for RDE.

A derogation has now been granted by the Department for Transport for the run-out of any end-of-series product line and is valid for 12 months past the new law’s implementation date.

Commercial vehicles will also receive a derogation ahead of the introduction of WLTP, which, for commercials, comes into effect on the same date, 1 September 2019, to be followed by commercial vehicle RDE a year later in 2020.