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Consultation on two- and three-wheel motor vehicles and quadricycles


Public consultation on a proposal for a Framework Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval of two- and three wheel motor vehicles and quadricycles

Consultation results

Policy field


Target groups

All citizens and organisations were welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions were particularly sought from industry representatives, national type-approval authorities and consumer organisations.

Period of consultation

From 22.12.2008 to 28.02.2009

Objective of the consultation

The Commission services have produced a consultation document pdf - 36 KB [36 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) on outline proposals for a new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the type-approval of two or three-wheel motor vehicles as well as quadricycles.

This consultation seeks to gather the views of all interested parties on the overall proposal for an integrated Regulation, on the specific proposals concerning technical aspects relating to road safety, and environmental aspects for all categories of two- or three-wheelers and quadricycles, and on the timing and feasibility issues concerning their introduction.

The proposal has three pillars: simplification of the legislation (better regulation), new emission standards and new safety measures.

The simplification pillar consists of replacing the framework Directive and its separate Directives by a single Regulation adopted by co-decision and a limited number of implementing Regulations adopted through Comitology. The proposal will repeal 14 Directives.

At the same time, it is necessary to introduce new emission and safety measures in order to keep the legislation up to date with the latest technology developments. Therefore, it is envisaged to introduce:

  1. A new package of measures on emissions including durability, measurement of CO2 emissions, evaporative emissions, as well as new emission limits for motorcycles, mopeds and quadricycles.
  1. New safety measures to reduce road casualties such as advanced braking systems, anti-tampering measures and specific requirements on quads.

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