How do I check the EU exhaust rating of a car I want to buy?

I have been offered a second-hand Volvo V90. The dealer says they cannot confirm its EU exhaust rating but has given me its VIN to check. How do I do that?

Asked on 11 July 2019 by Joh Law

Answered by Dan Powell
The car's Euro rating will be on the V5C (logbook). All 2018 cars meet Euro6 emission standards, which provides full exemption from pollution charging zones like the London ULEZ:

Be mindful of the fact that this car has a DPF, and this makes it unsuitable for repeated short journeys. If the car is very low mileage, ask the dealer to include the DPF in the vehicle's warranty:
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