DfT aims to head off revolt against low-emission LGVs

The government wants to raise the maximum vehicle weight for a class B driver’s licence to counter potential disincentives against low-emission light-goods vehicles  

The number of licensed light goods vehicles (LGVs) has increased by 1.4m since 2000. Photograph: Carlos P. Cano/123RFThe Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on proposals for allowing drivers with a class B (car) licence to drive heavier vehicles, if they are powered by low-emission technology.

The consultation, launched on 26 July, was issued by the DfT’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK.

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