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Used vehicle checker

We're working with The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative to develop an emissions checker for older vehicles. The Used Vehicle Checker - which should be ready in 2018 - will show the average real-world NOx emissions of different Euro 3, 4 and 5 models being driven on London’s roads.

Last Autumn, we worked with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to launch a road-side emissions testing programme around London. The ICCT are now analysing the data, which will be fed into the ratings on the Used Vehicle Checker.

The Used Vehicle Checker will use the 'TRUE Rating' which ranks cars and vans using a ‘traffic light’ system, with ratings ranging from green for cars and vans that emit the least amount of NOx in the real world to red for those that emit the most. This tool will help people who want to buy older second-hand vehicles by telling them how well a vehicle performs over its lifetime.

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