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Rise of electric vehicles prompts MOT reform consultation

18 January 2023
The DfT says data shows that most new vehicles pass the first MOT test at three years
The DfT says data shows that most new vehicles pass the first MOT test at three years


The Department for Transport has launched a public consultation on the future of MOTs in Great Britain in light of advances to vehicle technology and growing popularity of hybrids and electric vehicles.

Proposals put forward include changing the date at which the first MOT for new light vehicles – cars, motorbikes and vans –  is required from three to four years.

The government is also considering whether the frequency of MOT testing should be changed from annually to...

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