ULEZ (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6406
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the ULEZ is starting in April, why is the testing facility at Millbrook closing at the end of March?

Answer

ULEZ (2)

ULEZ (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The test facility at Millbrook is used by retrofit manufacturers seeking approval under the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS). It is not for compliance testing of individual vehicles in ULEZ. Some retrofit manufacturers use accredited test facilities in other countries and so will be unaffected.

Millbrook have confirmed that the Variable Temperature Emissions Chamber (VTEC) will be closed for refurbishment between 29 March and 17 May – however some VTEC slots are still available. The refurbishment work is essential to maintain the facility.

Millbrook have a range of other facilities including type-approval test cells for light duty vehicles and test tracks, where testing can be used to demonstrate an existing retrofit approval ‘read-across’ to other vehicle models.