Changes to licence requirements for alternatively-fuelled vans


Kathy Manson

The Department for Transport has announced that drivers who hold a category B driving licence can operate alternatively fuelled vans (AFVs) up to 4.25 tonnes, provided they complete a minimum of five hours additional relevant training.

The new law comes as part of the government’s commitment to encourage the transition to ultra-low emission vehicles, as set out in the Road to Zero Strategy.

Future of Mobility Minister Jesse Norman said:

“The government’s Road to Zero Strategy sets out our ambition for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.

“By changing these driving licence requirements, we are seeking to support business owners by enabling them to use alternatively fuelled vehicles more easily.”

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