Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by nikbj68 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:50 pm

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by agnoraan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:44 pm

Absolutely Nik, lets just hope that with everyone responding to the consultation we can enjoy building cars for a while longer. Thankfully its not just the kitcar scene thats been responding to this, but people from all aspects of car modifying and manufacturing. Fingers crossed and all that stuff....
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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by jamesmacv8 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:50 am

Any more feedback on this Consultation? - Is it still possible to construct a Cobra and have the MOT test based on age of the engine for emissions or is this a thing of the past?
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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by nikbj68 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:37 pm

jamesmacv8 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:50 am
Any more feedback on this Consultation? - Is it still possible to construct a Cobra and have the MOT test based on age of the engine for emissions or is this a thing of the past?
James
You have until July of this year as the proposal states, but hopefully the amount of response will see at least a 2- year extension, and at best, dropping the Kitcar section altogether. FINGERS CROSSED!
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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by amulheirn » Tue May 01, 2018 12:23 pm

There is some good news on this - the DfT are dropping the proposals that affect kit cars from the new legislation:

http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthre ... post576308

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by amulheirn » Tue May 01, 2018 1:14 pm

Words from the DfT's press office:

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A Department for Transport spokesperson said:

“The UK’s specialist vehicle industry is thriving – it creates jobs and gives enjoyment to many, with products exported all over the world.

“We are grateful to the over 2,000 kit and replica car enthusiasts, manufacturers and suppliers who took part in this consultation. Following their responses, we have decided that there will be no changes to the current MOT–style testing of kit car emissions.”

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by jamesmacv8 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:56 pm

Great! - They do listen!!

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by agnoraan » Tue May 01, 2018 6:02 pm

Excellent news, and thanks to everybody that took the time to respond to this proposal,it seems that for once the minority were actually heard. As Wolfie (citizen) Smith used to say...."Power to the people" :-)
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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by nikbj68 » Wed May 02, 2018 1:04 am

Particular thanks to you, Nigel, for really driving hard on this, without your (and a few others equally motivated and organised) efforts, the result would probably have been bad, bad news!

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by simonjrwinter » Wed May 02, 2018 6:43 am

I’ll second that....
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