The UK government has announced it will carry out “surveillance testing” on vehicles in the wake of the emissions scandal.
Alongside the already confirmed Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests, which will begin next year, the surveillance tests will include testing a random sample of vehicles and components, which are on sale in the UK, to ensure they meet approved standards.
The Department for Transport (DfT) said this programme should “reduce the risk that products entering the market are non-compliant”.
There is currently no more information on sample sizes, regularity of testing or possible outcomes of the surveillance, with the DfT saying more details on “how testing will be carried out will be finalised in due course”.
The statement to Parliament on the matter stated: "We will continue working to ensure that the new rules for real driving emissions and type approval are robust, deliver the expected outcomes and that manufacturers behave consistently.