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Kevan Gibbings

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I am applying for the "Crit’Air sticker" but need the vehicle category but on my V5C "J: Vehicle Category" is blank.

I think it is "M1", the choice is either M1 or possibly N1

With some research I have found this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_category

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What have others put?

I have seen other posts saying there "Vehicle Category" is blank

Thanks in advance
Kevan
 
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Kevan Gibbings

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Thanks for your help. I will put M1, I can't really see what else it can be.

I have just spoken to DVLA (less than 2 minutes to get though!) they could not help though. They said that the "Vehicle Category" is given to them by the manufacturer and if it was not on the paper work when they received the documentation it would not have been put on the V5C, it is not a compulsory requirement. They could not even advise on what category it should come under, they guy did try and find out.

He said that if I wanted to get it added, I would need to write in with proof of the category from the manufacturer.

Kevan
 
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M1SP is correct one (M1 special purpose) I think I put M1 as N1 is a commercial vehicle.
Not necessarily Lenny HB most conversions and self builds are on N1 base vehicles (as have all of mine) but that has never made any difference when ordering a Crit'Air sticker. I always enter it as N1 and still get the correct sticker. I ordered one for our new MAN TGE 3.5 tonne vehicle, it now has a yellow number 2 sticker and is still registered as panel van on the V5 whilst being converted.

At the DVLA the vehicle type cannot be changed once allocated even though the body type can. i.e. Panel Van to van with windows or Motor Caravan.

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Kevan Gibbings

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According to the DVLA they won't enter or change the vehicle category unless proof is supplied by the manufacturer. So not sure what happens with self builds, maybe they always stay as they were first registered (if the category was supplied). Seems wrong to me. I thought DVLA would be able to tell me what the category was.
 
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According to the DVLA they won't enter or change the vehicle category unless proof is supplied by the manufacturer. So not sure what happens with self builds, maybe they always stay as they were first registered (if the category was supplied). Seems wrong to me. I thought DVLA would be able to tell me what the category was.
Correct, and I believe it's a nightmare even if the manufacturer supplies information. As above it's the body type that, if you are lucky, you can get changed.
 
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Our late 22 plate Adria Compact Supreme SC @ 3650KG and taxation class of Private HGV has Vehicle Category M1 on the V5C.

That’s also shown on the Adria factory CoC.
 
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I used M1 as well for my a-class. My V5 was also blank for that field (and some other fields as well), but my research online strongly suggested M1 was correct.
 
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Kevan Gibbings

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Thanks everyone for your replies. I have applied for the Crit’Air sticker using M1 as the category.
Although 2 hours after applying can still not track on the website, but I did receive a conformation email and payment conformation.

There is so much more to sort since I last drove in France 12 years ago, what will it be like in another 10/12 years!!

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I am applying for the "Crit’Air sticker" but need the vehicle category but on my V5C "J: Vehicle Category" is blank.

I think it is "M1", the choice is either M1 or possibly N1

With some research I have found this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_category

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What have others put?

I have seen other posts saying there "Vehicle Category" is blank

Thanks in advance
Kevan
I've ordered two Crit Airs in the last year or so (one for the moho and one for the car) and just left blank anything on the application form that is also blank on page 2 of the V5 and it hasn't been a problem in either case. They either fill things in at their end or just accept what info is supplied via the V5.
 
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Although 2 hours after applying can still not track on the website, but I did receive a conformation email and payment conformation.
Same here, except it's been over a day now and it still can't find my order. Hoping it's in the system anyway as I got the payment receipt.
 
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I am applying for the "Crit’Air sticker" but need the vehicle category but on my V5C "J: Vehicle Category" is blank.

I think it is "M1", the choice is either M1 or possibly N1

With some research I have found this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_category

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What have others put?

I have seen other posts saying there "Vehicle Category" is blank

Thanks in advance
Kevan
Is there an equivalent need for travelling to Spain?
 
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Not sure but the French equivalent allows you to order for a UK registered vehicle, so possibly the Spainish will also 🤷‍♂️
When I next go to Spain I'll no doubt find out 🙂

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Same here, except it's been over a day now and it still can't find my order. Hoping it's in the system anyway as I got the payment receipt

Just got my confirmation email, so a bit longer than the stated time for receiving one (24h), unless that was 24 working hours.
 
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Just received an email which is an invoice stating it is all set up on their system and the actual sticker will be arriving by courier.
So only 2 days so far from my payment, can't grumble at that service.
 
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Just received an email which is an invoice stating it is all set up on their system and the actual sticker will be arriving by courier.
So only 2 days so far from my payment, can't grumble at that service.
Where did you order it from?

I've ordered a number from https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/ , only paid €4.61 total including postage each time and always had them delivered promptly by normal Royal Mail. Your comments about a courier makes me think you have been had by one of the companies who offer the service at an elevated price!
 
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I ordered from the corrrect French site and paid €4.61 (inc delivery)

The "courier" reference was taken from their invoice, translated to English, so maybe lost in translation 🤷‍♂️
 
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We have the Crit Air, but I would like to dip into Belgium and the Netherlands, do they have similar schemes.

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I filled in the form, ie. Reg number. 1st registered Fuel added j.peg of V5 etc. clicked at bottom, nothing happens. What have I missed ???
 
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We have the Crit Air, but I would like to dip into Belgium and the Netherlands, do they have similar schemes.
Belgium does, but currently only in Brussel, Antwerp and Ghent. Here

Netherlands basically bans 'dirty' vehicles from a dozen urban zones, unless you apply for an exemption : Here

Germany uses a certificate like Crit Air. The Umweltplakette. The point to note here is tat you have to apply to individual local authorities for a Certificate and the cost varies. Yet once got, it is valid across all of Germany. The cheapest is, I think is in Berlin. which is 5.95euro. Elsewhere you can pay a lot more.

Here, is a list of all the environment stickers that you could ever need for all across Europe, but don't buy them from this site! It is a third party. Go to the local or national government site. It will be cheaper
 
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Just looked at Spain, and you can't get one of their "Distintivo Ambiental" stickers, but if you have a German, French, Austrian or Danish sticker, you are covered.

Switzerland require one for the Geneva area. Here

Austria do as well, but their info is ambiguous.
 
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Here, is a list of all the environment stickers that you could ever need for all across Europe, but don't buy them from this site!

Blimey! Definitely don't buy from that site! €30 for a critair sticker!!!

They even have the cheek to say "for as little as" !
 
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Correct, and I believe it's a nightmare even if the manufacturer supplies information. As above it's the body type that, if you are lucky, you can get changed.
Since type approval back in 2012, most large converters import the vans specifically as motor caravans as components are altered on the production line. It one of the reasons their price is now comparative to coachbuilds and they hold their value accordingly.

When we imported our Renault Master back in 2012 Bristol St Motors brought it into the U.K. with it already classed as a motor caravan. Due to the long wait for single vehicle type approval I wanted it registered as a panel van in the first instance, BSM said they couldn't due to the changes made during production.
 
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