Does my electric vehicle need an MOT? In short, yes.
Every vehicle over three years old needs an MOT certificate to be deemed roadworthy. No car over this age can legally drive on the road without one, except in very specific circumstances or if the car is more than 40 years old.
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The MOT test is designed to examine the safety of a vehicle, roadworthiness, and tailpipe emissions. Even though tailpipe emissions are not relevant for electric vehicles, making sure they’re safe to drive is of paramount importance.
Apart from the emissions test, an electric car is submitted to the same rigorous testing of its main components including lights, brakes, wipers, suspension and steering to ensure that it is safe to drive. Without a valid MOT certificate, you will be unable to renew your car’s insurance.