Vehicle parts which are approvable or for which test basis has been agreed - "Green List"
This list contains vehicle parts (approval objects) for which the KBA issues ABE according to paragraph 22 of the Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (StVZO)*. It does not include approval objects for which Allgemeine Bauartgenehmigungen ((ABG) - National Type Approval for specific technical parts) are issued. For these, the technical requirements have been defined. Type Approvals for vehicle parts according to EU or UN ECE regulations are also not included, because the technical requirements for these are also described finally in these regulations.
The list shows the required scope of testing for an approval object. The general case is considered here, special cases are subject to specific considerations. Compliance with the aforementioned requirements does not pre-empt the decision to issue the ABE, this decision will always be made on a case-by-case basis.
An approval object is described with test criteria and test basis. If these exist, international regulations are first assigned to the test criteria as the test basis. If these do not cover a regulation of national law, the relevant section of the national regulation is stated. If a national directive or an information sheet is attached to these by the legislature, this will be listed. If none of these legal sources are available, standards that represent generally accepted engineering standards are stated as the test basis.
The currently applicable regulation is always stated as the test basis (e. g. UN Regulation No. 26 (R26) instead of Directive 74/483/EEC). If the regulation is applicable, the technical regulation of the EU or UN ECE is always stated in the original version (e. g. UN Regulation No. 26 (R26) without 04 series of amendments). The Technical Service generally tests according to the amended test basis applicable for the vehicle type listed in the range of application at the time of placement onto the market. In addition to the test basis cited, only the technical test that relates to the vehicle class of the vehicle type listed in the range of application is ever to be used. Type boundaries are at the discretion of the KBA.
The list is subject to change. New approval objects can be added, the test basis can be changed as a result of regulatory developments and approval objects can be removed if these are approvable finally and comprehensively by international laws (binding entry into force of such an EU or UN ECE regulation) or they are no longer approvable due to regulatory changes.
* In § 19 of the Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (StVZO), other suitable proofs are mentioned in addition to the ABE, e. g. the parts certificate. The ABE is only one way of providing evidence for the parts mentioned in the list.
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