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What is WLPT?


This is a new testing procedure set out by the EU called the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure. It is a laboratory test which is used to measure fuel consumption and co2 emissions of new passenger cars.

WLPT has been established to replace the previous way in which Light vehicles were tested which was called New European Driving Cycle otherwise known as NEDC. Designed in the 80s it was inevitable that change was due with the ever growing concerns of pollution to the environment along with limited supplies of oil which is used to make the fuels that drive our cars.

WLPT is a more accurate way of reading the statistics of an engines economy outputs based on realistic driving on an every day basis.

The cycle of WLPT is divided in to 4 sections which fall under different average speeds of the vehicle being at low, medium, high and more high. It also includes various driving scenarios such as breaking accelerating and stops.

This new test has been developed with the intentions of it being used globally however it is subject to specific countries laws and requirements. From the 1st April 2020 the UK government have increased the taxes on cars and on the 6th April 2020 BIK company car taxes have also increased which only applies to the 1st year registration.

How will this effect me?

If you are looking at a new car from the 1st April 2020 the first registration tax will be higher and if you currently have a car on order which has not yet been registered then the price will increase which varies for different cars. If the new car you have on order is being taken on finance or lease then your monthly payments will increase by the amount the first registration has gone up. The new payments will be displayed on the finance documents you receive to sign before delivery of the vehicle.

If you need some more information about the changes that are taking place we are here to help and our team of experts will happily answer any questions you might have.

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