Abatement technology used to meet the current Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards will not be enough to meet the tougher Euro VI emissions standards for LEZ coming on 26 October 2020.

Getting accredited

Manufacturers of abatement equipment need to get their equipment accredited by one of our recognised certification bodies before it can be added to the list of approved devices available to operators. This ensures that approved filters meet minimum technical standards and that vehicles fitting these approved filters meet the LEZ emissions standards. 

Manufacturers of pollution abatement equipment in United Kingdom

It is the responsibility of manufacturers and suppliers to certify their pollution abatement equipment.

Pollution abatement equipment can be added to the Low Emissions Certificate (LEC) Approved Devices List if evidence is provided to one of our recognised certification bodies that it meets reduced emissions requirements.

Certified abatement equipment can also be added to the Reduced Pollution Certificate (RPC) Approved Devices List if evidence is provided to the Vehicle Certification Agency that it meets all scheme requirements.

Manufacturers of pollution abatement equipment outside the United Kingdom

Vehicles not registered in the United Kingdom and fitted with abatement equipment may register with us providing evidence that they meet the required emissions standards for particulate matter (PM).

We will require evidence of the equipment fitted to the vehicle, and the resulting emissions levels for PM. This evidence will be:

  • The vehicle registration documents
  • A declaration of fitting of the pollution abatement equipment. This must clearly identify the equipment fitted, the vehicle details and the PM emissions standard achieved, together with the national type approval or certification authority which has certified the emissions achieved

Manufacturers are advised to contact us if they are uncertain as to whether their device meets LEZ emissions standards.