EU approval and market surveillance measures for motor vehicles and their trailers

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 — approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Scope

The regulation applies to:

Type approval and testing before a car is placed on the market

Checks of cars on the market

Oversight

Manufacturers

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It applies from 1 September 2020.

BACKGROUND

The EU type-approval directive has been transformed into a directly applicable regulation and reinforced following the discovery that certain manufacturers had incorporated systems to alter the performance of their vehicles during testing (‘defeat devices’).

This reform is part of the Commission’s wider work on the car sector set out in the communication ‘Europe on the move’.

For more information, see:

KEY TERMS

Type approval: procedure whereby an approval authority certifies that a type of vehicle, system, component or separate technical unit meets the relevant administrative rules and technical requirements.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, amending Regulations (EC) No 715/2007 and (EC) No 595/2009 and repealing Directive 2007/46/EC (OJ L 151, 14.6.2018, pp. 1-218)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Europe on the move — Sustainable mobility for Europe: safe, connected, and clean (COM(2018) 293 final, 17.5.2018)

last update 30.01.2019