Hydrogen powered vehicles: process for attending statutory tests

Hydrogen powered vehicles: process for attending statutory tests

Whilst hydrogen technology in vehicles is still in its infancy, DVSA have an interim process for the requirements for these vehicles presented at statutory test.

As with gas vehicles (CNG, LNG and LPG), DVSA want to make sure they are leak free before taking them inside the facility.

Responsibilities of the driver

DVSA expect the driver of the vehicle to have a good knowledge of the hydrogen system. They should follow industry best practice and bring with them a calibrated hydrogen specific leak detector and personal monitor.

DVSA staff will instruct the driver to demonstrate the vehicle is leak free using the supplied monitor before taking it into the facility.

DVSA will continue working with industry and other stakeholders to develop a wider understanding of the use of alternative fuels. DVSA will update the procedures as required.


Lloyd Morgan Group can provide a Level 1 Award in Hydrogen Vehicle Awareness. This course is designed to introduce the knowledge to safe working practices, the dangers surrounding, and the precaution to avoid potential injury when near Hydrogen Vehicles.

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