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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:09 pm 
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My council are forcing our 12 and 13 plate cars off so....

Does Wolverhampton really plate anyone anywhere?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:16 pm 
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Age limit 1st plate is 5 years.... maximum age limit is 7 years then no plate but it reads as if it can still be plated to me


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"Licence applications for vehicles in exceptional condition which are outside of the Council's policy, for example by age and type of vehicle, will be subject to additional checks relevant to the type of vehicle. Applicants must provide a council approved independent automobile engineer's report for vehicles outside of the Council's age restrictions. This report is in addition to the Council's mechanical inspection to indicate that the vehicle is in immaculate / exceptional condition. An additional fee will be charged for vehicles outside of the Council's policies to cover additional administration (See Schedule of Fees)"





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A vehicle may be licensed up to the age of 5 years, the period of service of the vehicle depends on the age when first licensed.

A vehicle may still be licensed over this age period if it is in exceptional condition.

The approved engineer is the appointed testing station. This is in place to ensure consistency in testing.


Given the maximum age of service is 7 years why would anyone plate a car OVER 5 years?

I read that as "may still be plated" (over the 7 year upper age maximum limit) but they say (or infer) it means 1st plate over 5 years old....when at 7 it has to come off?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:57 pm 
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I read that as "may still be plated" (over the 7 year upper age maximum limit) but they say (or infer) it means 1st plate over 5 years old....when at 7 it has to come off?

Sounds about right.

The exceptional circumstances would be if the vehicle is a high class vehicle in very good nick. I would imagine.

That said I think 7 years is a bit ridiculous.

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HACKNEY CARRIAGE VEHICLES

1. All Hackney Carriage vehicles will be white in colour

2. New Hackney Carriage Licences will preferably be issued for wheelchair accessible vehicles.


3. All new Hackney Carriage Vehicles must be less than five years old from date of first registration on initial application.

4. From 1 April 2022 all Hackney Carriages must be fitted with at least a Euro 6 compliant engine for vehicles fitted with diesel engines and Euro 4 compliant engines for vehicles fitted with petrol engines. Applicants will be required to prove that the engine is suitable. Any vehicle with an engine older than the required euro emissions standard will not be licensed at the time of renewal.




5. The following UPPER age limits apply:

No vehicle licence will be renewed on any vehicle that is of seven years of age or more or ten years old for purpose built vehicles.


6. All new or replacement vehicles to have M1 whole type approval except in exceptional circumstances. Those vehicles without M1 whole type approval will be considered individually.

7. Licence applications for vehicles in “exceptional condition” which are outside of the Council’s policy, for example by age and type of vehicle, will be subject to additional checks relevant to the type of vehicle. Applicants must provide an independent automobile engineer’s report for vehicles outside of the Council’s age restrictions to indicate that the vehicle is in immaculate condition.




PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES

1. Private Hire Vehicles must not be white in colour
2.

3. All new Private Hire Vehicles must be less than five years old from date of first registration on initial application on initial application. New PHV licences will preferably be issued for wheelchair accessible vehicles.


4. The following UPPER age limits apply:

No vehicle licence will be renewed on any vehicle that is of seven years of age or more


5. From 1st April, 2022 all private hire vehicles must be fitted with at least a Euro 6 compliant engine for vehicles fitted with diesel engines and Euro 4 compliant engines for vehicles fitted with petrol engines. Applicants will be required to prove that the engine is suitable. Any engine with an engine older than the required euro emissions standard will not be licensed at the time of renewal.
6.

7. All new or replacement vehicles to have M1 whole type approval except in exceptional circumstances. Those vehicles without M1 whole type approval will be considered individually.

8. Licence applications for vehicles in exceptional condition which are outside of the Council’s policy, for example by age and type of vehicle, will be subject to additional checks relevant to the type of vehicle. Applicants must provide a council approved independent automobile engineer’s report for vehicles outside of the Council’s age restrictions. This report is in addition to the Council’s mechanical inspection to indicate that the vehicle is in immaculate / exceptional condition. An additional fee will be charged for vehicles outside of the Council’s policies to cover additional administration (See Schedule of Fees).

NOTE THEY INCLUDE EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION TESTS IN HACKNEY AND PRIVATE HIRE SECTION.

Council’s mechanical inspection. An additional fee will be charged for vehicles outside of the Council’s policies to cover additional administration (See Schedule of
Fees).


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