Electric Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 3rd April 2018.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the TESLA model 3 has undergone safety tests applicable for use in the UK.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Tesla Model 3 has not undergone any safety or environmental tests in the UK as would be required for the Vehicle Certification Agency to issue a European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA), or an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) certificate.

Testing could be undertaken by other EU Type Approval Authorities but the Department for Transport would only become aware of such testing when the type approval certificate is issued, or when the vehicle manufacturer seeks first registration in the UK.

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