Alternatively fuelled vehicles

This chapter covers the definition, constructions and use, roadworthiness testing, licensing and training requirements for vehicles not powered by petrol or diesel fuels, with a specific section on electric vehicles.

Updates for 2020:

  • Concession to drive an alternatively fuelled vehicle on a category B licence.

  • Training requirements for alternatively fuelled vehicles.

  • New definitions.

Download the alternatively fuelled vehicles chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

Contents:

  • Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs).

    • Definition.

    • Construction and use.

    • Roadworthiness testing.

    • Tyre tread depths.

    • Operator’s Licence.

    • Speed limiters.

    • Driving licensing.

    • Five hours driver training requirement.

    • Five hours of training on the driving of an AFV.

    • Driver CPC.

    • Drivers’ hours.

  • Electric vehicles.

    • Definition.

    • Construction, use and lighting.

    • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (ACAS).

    • Driver’s licence.

    • Excise duty.

    • Testing and plating.

Download the alternatively fuelled vehicles chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law