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29 Sample European Community (EC) whole vehicle approval plate


Excluding motorcycles

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Note 1

Any directive number in the whole vehicle approval number is acceptable to prove compliance with all standards requirements with the exception of frontal impact and emissions.

Note 2

If the number is Framework directive 2001/116 or one of its higher amendments, it will prove compliance with all required standards and also frontal impact and emissions to Euro 3. If the number is frame work directive 2007/46 or one of its higher amendments, it will prove compliance with all required standards and also frontal impact and emissions to Euro 4. The current higher amendment numbers are:

2007/372007/46285/2009595/2009corr2010/19
1060/2008385/2009595/2009661/2009371/2010
Note 3

The following directive numbers are not acceptable to prove compliance with all standards. An exemption to land transport rules is required, which will require evidence such as a European certificate of conformity (CoC) and test reports to demonstrate that requirements have been substantially complied with and that further compliance is unnecessary.

KS/46KS07/46
Motorcycles and mopeds

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Note 1

Listed below are examples of the acceptable ‘base directive/regulation numbers’ shown in the EC whole vehicle approval number which are acceptable to prove compliance with all standards, including braking standards:

92/612002/242009/67168/2013
Motorcycles - alternative

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Page amended 1 November 2017 (see amendment details)

Page updated 8 November 2019 (see details)