For Immediate Release
April 27, 2021
VEHICLE INSPECTION AND EMISSIONS TESTING PROGRAMS WILL RESUME TODAY
Deadlines will be Extended and Late Fees will be Waived for Impacted Customers
WETHERSFIELD, CT – Applus Technologies, Inc. has restored service to all Connecticut emissions test centers, allowing vehicle inspection and emissions testing programs to resume on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
“We would like to thank the public as well as the test centers for their patience over the past few weeks,” said DMV Commissioner Sibongile Magubane. “The DMV enacted a plan to tackle the backlog which provides customers ample time to complete their testing.”
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will offer the following extensions to customers impacted by the service outage:
IF THE ITEM EXPIRED BETWEEN:
|YOU MUST COMPLETE TESTING BY:|
|Emissions Test||March 30, 2021 - April 30, 2021||June 30, 2021|
|Retest||March 30, 2021 - April 30, 2021||June 30, 2021|
Records indicate that approximately 53,300 vehicles were due for their emissions test between March 30, 2021 and April 26, 2021.
The outage was caused by a malware attack, initially detected on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by Applus Technologies, Inc., and temporarily interrupted vehicle inspection and emissions testing programs. A thorough investigation is still underway, although Applus is not currently aware of any risk to personal data for motorists in Connecticut.
For more information, visit ctemissions.com.