Electric Car MOT

Electric Car MOT centre in Leamington Spa near Warwick

As more and more electric cars and vehicles come onto our roads, the more of them in time will need an MOT.

Electric vehicles still have to pass an MOT test after three years just like any other vehicle on the road, but unlike their diesel and petrol counterparts, electric vehicles (EVs) do not require an emissions test. It's just common sense an owner of an electric car wants to make sure it is safe, exactly the same as an owner of a car with a combustion engine.

Why not book your electric car MOT with us today? Call or book through our website. MOTs can sometimes be booked in the same day and can be done while you wait for your convenience.

Your MOT due date can be found on your last MOT certificate, however if you cannot find your MOT certificate you can check it online by going on the GOV.UK website, you can check your MOT due date here and also the past MOT history of your car or vehicle.

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MOT for electric cars

At Spa Motors we currently MOT electric cars and vehicles for test class IV

Electric Car MOT
Class IV MOT test
only £39.00
Electric Car MOT & Service Package at Competitive Prices
Service & MOT test package
from only £99.00
(includes MOT test at £19 when booked with a service)

What We Check On An Electric Car MOT

The only difference between an electric car MOT test and a combustion engine MOT test, is the removal of the emissions test.

Class 4 MOT includes all passenger cars with up to 12 seats, ambulances, taxis, caravans, goods vehicles (weighing up to 3000kg) and dual-purpose vehicles, etc.

Before conducting your MOT test, our mechanics will check the MOT history of your vehicle online to verify any faults in your vehicle that was flagged on your previous MOT test.

We Check:

Car lights

We check all are working, including headlights, indicators, brake lights, fog lights and their self-levelling and cleaning capabilities.


As per UK law, your car tyres must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm. During an MOT test our MOT testers will check if the tyre tread depth are within the standards. We also check for cuts, bulges and signs of damage in the tyre. It is common for an MOT failure be due to tyres or as an advisory on the MOT, however it can often be a quick and easy repair to be done.

It is reported that most breakdowns on motorways are due to tyre problems.

Steering & Suspension

Will check the steering wheel and column. We will also check the suspension system and its components, including shock absorbers and struts.


The next check is to inspect the brake discs, pads, callipers and the other parts of your vehicle’s braking system so to make sure the car passes under this very important part of the test.

Brakes can be a common advisory or fail given on MOT tests but can be a quick and fairly cheap repair.

Windscreen & Wipers

Our MOT test will include inspecting your car's windscreen for any chips and cracks. Even a small windscreen chip within a driver's line of vision could cause a windscreen to fail an MOT test.

We also ensure that the windscreen wipers and washer bottle works as they should.

Rust check on important mounting points & brackets

MOT testers cannot remove any car part to check for rust, meaning the aerodynamic panel underneath most electric vehicles will remain where it is.

FAQ's about an MOT for electric cars

Do I need to use the dealership I bought my car from to do my electric car MOT?
No, you do not. An MOT for electric cars can be carried out by any authorised test centre.
What documents do I need to bring with me?

You only need to bring your vehicle with you because your car details can be checked online.

Remember you can book your MOT test up to a month before your current MOT certificate expires without losing your renewal date, so you can get 13 months on your MOT instead of 12 months.

What happens if your vehicle is an MOT failure?

If your car or vehicle does not pass its MOT it will need to be repaired before being retested.

Driving in a car or vehicle that has an MOT failure is not recommended and may also mean you are not covered by your insurance policy (please check for details).

For convenience and peace of mind we can quote for the repairs and make sure they are done in time (in 10 days) so we can retest your car or vehicle for free.

Contact us today to book your electric car MOT

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