Timeline of key dates 1

Diaries at the ready – here are some important dates for you

Companies with vehicle fleets should make note of some important dates that could have an impact on their business.

A number of key changes coming into play are likely to have a dramatic impact on organisations in both public and private sectors, depending on the types of vehicles operated, and where they are being driven.

Key dates and changes

1st April 2018: VED Increase

This is affecting all cars, however, diesel is being hit the hardest. They will be going up by at least 1 VED band for the first year. Plug-in hybrids are not exempt from the rise.

6th April 2018: BIK Increase

The diesel supplement is increasing from 3% to 4% unless vehicles are RDE2 compliant, however, no RDE2 vehicles are available yet.

1st September 2018: WLTP

The ‘Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure’ (WLTP) becomes mandatory for all manufacturers from 1st Sept 18. This will be declared as a supplemental figure alongside current NEDC CO2 ratings.

April 2019: London ULEZ

The current Congestion Charge Zone will also become the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which means cars and light commercial vehicles less than EU6 Diesel or EU4 Petrol will pay a £10 T-Charge (toxic-charge) on top of the normal congestion charge. This will be operational 24/7, 365 days a year.


April 2019: Revised CO2 Thresholds

The HMRC is to take a view on the WLTP testing and decide whether to adjust the CO2 BIK Bands to reflect the higher figures being seen. The EU directive is that they cannot be punitive to drivers, so expect the rates to reduce in line with the WLTP vs NEDC figures

1st January 2012: RDE2 Mandatory

The Real Driving Emissions test stage 2 (RDE2) becomes a mandatory with WLTP, therefore all new diesel cars after 1/1/21 would go back to 3% supplement for BIK.

Terminology Key

NEDC = New European Drive Cycle – the current CO2 figures are given by this test
WLTP = Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure – a new testing regime, mandatory from 1/9/18. New CO2 and NOx figures will run alongside NEDC figures
ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
EV = Electric Vehicle
BEV = Battery Electric Vehicle
AFV = Alternative Fuel Vehicle (Hydrogen, Bio-Fuel)
ULEZ = Ultra Low Emission Zone – in the London Congestion Charging Zone from April 2019
RDE2 = Real Driving Emissions, stage 2 – NOx testing, part of WLTP. Stage 2 is mandatory from 1st Jan 21

Timeline of key dates 1

Diaries at the ready – here are some important dates for you

Companies with vehicle fleets should make note of some important dates that could have an impact on their business.

A number of key changes coming into play are likely to have a dramatic impact on organisations in both public and private sectors, depending on the types of vehicles operated, and where they are being driven.

Key dates and changes

1st April 2018: VED Increase

This is affecting all cars, however, diesel is being hit the hardest. They will be going up by at least 1 VED band for the first year. Plug-in hybrids are not exempt from the rise.

6th April 2018: BIK Increase

The diesel supplement is increasing from 3% to 4% unless vehicles are RDE2 compliant, however, no RDE2 vehicles are available yet.

1st September 2018: WLTP

The ‘Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure’ (WLTP) becomes mandatory for all manufacturers from 1st Sept 18. This will be declared as a supplemental figure alongside current NEDC CO2 ratings.

April 2019: London ULEZ

The current Congestion Charge Zone will also become the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which means cars and light commercial vehicles less than EU6 Diesel or EU4 Petrol will pay a £10 T-Charge (toxic-charge) on top of the normal congestion charge. This will be operational 24/7, 365 days a year.


April 2019: Revised CO2 Thresholds

The HMRC is to take a view on the WLTP testing and decide whether to adjust the CO2 BIK Bands to reflect the higher figures being seen. The EU directive is that they cannot be punitive to drivers, so expect the rates to reduce in line with the WLTP vs NEDC figures

1st January 2012: RDE2 Mandatory

The Real Driving Emissions test stage 2 (RDE2) becomes a mandatory with WLTP, therefore all new diesel cars after 1/1/21 would go back to 3% supplement for BIK.

Terminology Key

NEDC = New European Drive Cycle – the current CO2 figures are given by this test
WLTP = Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure – a new testing regime, mandatory from 1/9/18. New CO2 and NOx figures will run alongside NEDC figures
ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
EV = Electric Vehicle
BEV = Battery Electric Vehicle
AFV = Alternative Fuel Vehicle (Hydrogen, Bio-Fuel)
ULEZ = Ultra Low Emission Zone – in the London Congestion Charging Zone from April 2019
RDE2 = Real Driving Emissions, stage 2 – NOx testing, part of WLTP. Stage 2 is mandatory from 1st Jan 21

Timeline of key dates 1

Diaries at the ready – here are some important dates for you

Companies with vehicle fleets should make note of some important dates that could have an impact on their business.

A number of key changes coming into play are likely to have a dramatic impact on organisations in both public and private sectors, depending on the types of vehicles operated, and where they are being driven.

Key dates and changes

1st April 2018: VED Increase

This is affecting all cars, however, diesel is being hit the hardest. They will be going up by at least 1 VED band for the first year. Plug-in hybrids are not exempt from the rise.

6th April 2018: BIK Increase

The diesel supplement is increasing from 3% to 4% unless vehicles are RDE2 compliant, however, no RDE2 vehicles are available yet.

1st September 2018: WLTP

The ‘Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure’ (WLTP) becomes mandatory for all manufacturers from 1st Sept 18. This will be declared as a supplemental figure alongside current NEDC CO2 ratings.

April 2019: London ULEZ

The current Congestion Charge Zone will also become the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which means cars and light commercial vehicles less than EU6 Diesel or EU4 Petrol will pay a £10 T-Charge (toxic-charge) on top of the normal congestion charge. This will be operational 24/7, 365 days a year.


April 2019: Revised CO2 Thresholds

The HMRC is to take a view on the WLTP testing and decide whether to adjust the CO2 BIK Bands to reflect the higher figures being seen. The EU directive is that they cannot be punitive to drivers, so expect the rates to reduce in line with the WLTP vs NEDC figures

1st January 2012: RDE2 Mandatory

The Real Driving Emissions test stage 2 (RDE2) becomes a mandatory with WLTP, therefore all new diesel cars after 1/1/21 would go back to 3% supplement for BIK.

Terminology Key

NEDC = New European Drive Cycle – the current CO2 figures are given by this test
WLTP = Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure – a new testing regime, mandatory from 1/9/18. New CO2 and NOx figures will run alongside NEDC figures
ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
EV = Electric Vehicle
BEV = Battery Electric Vehicle
AFV = Alternative Fuel Vehicle (Hydrogen, Bio-Fuel)
ULEZ = Ultra Low Emission Zone – in the London Congestion Charging Zone from April 2019
RDE2 = Real Driving Emissions, stage 2 – NOx testing, part of WLTP. Stage 2 is mandatory from 1st Jan 21