The Rightcar fuel labels are changing to WLTP ratings from 1 December.
This change is due to the Clean Car Standard requiring fuel consumption testing to WLTP (World Light Vehicle Testing Programme) rather than the older testing regimes used in our source markets.
The older test ratings will be translated to WLTP ratings. As a result you may see slight changes in fuel consumption figures on the new labels.
Transition to WLTP data will begin on 1 December 2021
All Fuelsaver data will automatically update to WLTP and propagate to the VFEL (Vehicle Fuel Economy Labels) tool, Rightcar, and users linked to Fuelsaver such as vehicle trading websites, dealer management system providers, web service providers, etc.
VFEL information will change for existing as well as new and used imported vehicles
Where fuel economy information is available the WLTP update will apply to all qualifying existing, and new and used vehicles entering the country.
The existing VFEL will remain unchanged
The WLTP version will however be identified wherever possible so that traders and consumers will be able to distinguish between the NEDC and WLTP labels at point of sale.
The new Clean Vehicle Label
The WLTP update to the VFEL does not in any way affect the new Clean Vehicle Label which is scheduled to be introduced on 1 April 2022 as part of the Government’s Clean Car Discount programme. The new Clean Vehicle Label will display WLTP data.
Displaying the updated VFEL on the yard and VFEL information online
It is recommended that traders replace the old VFELs with the WLTP versions and any VFEL online information required as soon as possible after 1 December to avoid confusion for buyers. However, old labels can remain displayed until either the vehicle is sold or 1 April 2022 whichever occurs first.
Trader compliance requirements
There will be no change to compliance requirements (so long as a valid NEDC or WLTP based VFEL and the required online information is displayed). There will be no enforcement regarding changing an NEDC label for a WLTP label.