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Vehicle Emission Testing

What is this programme ?
Checking vehicle emission to ascertain whether they are within the defined limits is done through this.

Documents and other requirements for vehicle emission testing.

  • Registration certificate of the vehicle should be produced.
  • Engine number and chassis number must be cleaned for easy reading.
  • As the engine of the vehicle needs to be at the running temperature when produced for the test, the Engine must be switched on at least for 10 minutes.
  • Vehicles with oil or emission gas leaks are not subjected to the test.
  • The vehicle should be free of water leaks with the engine in good working condition. In case of any damage caused during testing to a vehicle subjected to the test without confirming to the said requirements, the loss should be borne by the owner.

2. Vehicle emission testing process.

Vehicle emission standards

Petrol vehicles

Type of vehicle

Emission Standards

Other matters

As effective from 01 April 2008

Carbon
Monoxide  
CO (% v/v)

Hydrocarbon
HC (ppm v/v)

Petrol vehicles other
than motor bicycles 
and motor tricycles

4.5

1200

Started, not running
and 2500 RPM with
NO LOAD.

Petrol motor bicycles
and petrol motor
tricycles.

6

9000

Abbreviations
% v/v - percentage as per volume
ppm v/v - parts per million as per volume
RPM - Rounds per minutes.

Diesel vehicles

Type of vehicle

Emission standards

Smoke opacity at  instant acceleration K factor  (M-1)
As effective from 01 April 2008.

Diesel vehicles

8.0

Abbreviations -
K – factor    - absorbent Co-efficeint

Instant acceleration - Carries the same meaning in the interpretation of the term ‘SAE RECOMMENDED PRACTICE J 1667

3. Relevant charges and manner of payment

The necessary testing fee should be paid to the institution that conducts vehicle omission testing.(All charges and taxes relevant to the test have been included.)

Class of Vehicle

Charges (with VAT)

Motor bicycle (Petrol)

415

Motor Bicycle (Diesel)

415

Three wheeler (Petrol)

505

Three wheeler (Diesel)

505

Motor Car (Petrol)

1110

Motor Car (Diesel)

1110

Dual purpose vehicles / van (Petrol)

1200

Dual purpose vehicles / van (Deisel)

1200

Motor lorry (Petrol)

1560

Motor lorry (Diesel)

1560

Motor coach (Petrol)

1020

Motor coach (Diesel)

1020

Bus (Petrol)

1010

Bus (Diesel)

1010

Prime Mover (Diesel)

1660

4. Testing centres and their locations.

  • Necessary testing could be performed through Laugh Eco Sri or Klenco Lanka. For the centres and their locations access the websites of those institution.

5. Other relevant services

Method of obtaining vehicle emission testing certificate and testing.

  • With effect from 01.02.2011 all Brand New vehicles for one year only and in issuing the revenue licence for the second year checking vehicle emission certificate is compulsory.

  • Vehicles manufactured prior to 31.12.1975 have been exempted from obtaining vehicle emission certificates.

  • Obtaining vehicle emission certificate to get the revenue licence is required from the first year with respect to reconditioned vehicles.

  • In issuing revenue licences all agricultural land vehicles have been exempted from obtaining vehicle emission certificate.

  • In issuing revenue licences for all agricultural land vehicles they have been exempted from the requirement of obtaining vehicle emission certificates. Only four wheeled agricultural tractors and hand tractors are considered as agricultural land vehicles.

  • As vehicles that are run by using liquid petroleum  gas have been defined as motor vehicles, they have been exempted from the requirement of obtaining vehicle emission certificate in issuing licneces for such vehicles. However for vehicles that are operated using liquid petroleum gas and petrol (bi-fuel vehicles) revenue licence should be obatained. In the issue of that, vehicle emission certificate on the use  of petrol should be  checked.

  • As vehicles run using liquid petroleum gas have been defined as motor vehicles, in issuing licences for such vehicles, it is  informed that revenue licences should be issued by charging the same fee charged on petrol vehicles.

  • If the owner of the vehicle confirms that the engine of a vehicle has been repaired, a receipt  is issued by charging the annual revenue licence fee so that the vehicle could be run on the condition of completing 2000 kilometres forward from the number of kilometrers depicted on the milometer of the vehicle or 02 months forward from the date of repair of the engine, whichever comes first. Once that condition has been met the owner of the vehicle should  obtain the revenue licence by producing the vehicle emission certificate.

  • In issuing the revenue licence for electrical vehicles and hybrid vehicles, they have been exempted from the requirement of obtaining the vehicle emission certificate.

  • Only one revenue licence can be obtained on one vehicle emission certificate.

Monitoring of vehicle emission is carried out by this department, Central Environmental Authority, Gaseous Resources Management Centre and the Department of Measuring Units and Standards and in case of any problem regarding this programme. You are kindly requested to contact Vehicle Emission programme office of the Department of Motor Traffic or the Technical Branch on 011—3100152 or 0112-692275

 

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