Average Emissions Monitoring

This page was last updated on 14th October 2021

VCA has been nominated by the Secretary of State for Transport to manage the collection and processing of average emissions data for both Light Duty Vehicles (LDVs) and later in 2021, the collection of data in respect of Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDVs).

VCA will also be responsible for levying fines where manufacturers exceed their  emissions targets.

Further information, including the process for applying for UK derogations and eco-innovations will be published here as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, you can read the outcome from the consultation on regulating CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans after transition here.

The consultation on Regulating CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles after transition can be found here.

The VCA and the Department for Transport ran a workshop for manufacturers of Heavy Duty Vehicles to help understand the new UK CO2 emissions reporting and monitoring processes on the 9th September 2021.

Please follow this link to view the PowerPoint slides from the workshop.

Update: Car and Van CO2 regulation and Northern Ireland

Following feedback from the car and van carbon dioxide emission regulation workshop held by the Vehicle Certification Agency and the Department for Transport on the 30th March 2021, the decision has been made to bring vehicles registered in Northern Ireland in scope of the current Great Britain regime on 1st September 2021. This means that from 1st September 2021, new cars and vans registered in Northern Ireland will count towards a manufacturers average specific CO2 emissions and target calculations in 2021.