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New DVLA vehicle registration system to be rolled out throughout UK after Fiat Chrysler and Mazda trial

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A successful trial of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s new cloud-based* first vehicle registration system will see it replace the current system by February.

Last month saw the first vehicles registered by retailers using DVLA’s ‘register a vehicle’ service.

It is designed to make the first registration process “simpler, quicker and even more user friendly”.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK and Mazda were the first manufacturers to adopt the new service, with other manufacturers set to come online with the new service by the end of this year.

More than 4,000 new vehicles have been registered using it.

‘Register a vehicle’ will replace the current industry automated first registration and licensing service, in use since the 1990s.

DVLA vehicles service manager Rohan Gye said: “Modernising this service allows motor retailers to complete registrations simply and quickly, using dynamic technology and is part of our drive to become a hub for digital motoring.” 

Alan Napier, from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK, said: “DVLA’s technical redevelopment provided us with an opportunity to build in enhancements of our own, to arrive at an even more user-friendly system that fulfils everyone’s needs.”  

Mazda UK sales planning manager Chris Larholt said: “The move away from the long-standing AFRL system needed to be carefully planned and delivered, so at Mazda we worked closely with our supplier and the DVLA over a number of months to ensure the switchover was seamless.

“We’ve now registered in excess of 2,500 cars on the RAV platform and are confident that our decision to migrate early has given our dealers a real chance to get to grips with the minor system differences prior to the September sales peak.”

* Sharing resources, software and information via the internet, with data stored on servers



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