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Safe and environmental friendly road traffic requires safe and clean vehicles. Type-approvals confirm that the legal safety and environmental standards are fulfilled.

Type-approvals can be issued according to different rules. These generally comprise the following components:

The KBA informs both other contracting states and national organisations, e.g. organisations for periodical technical inspections, (§§ 19 and 29 Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (StVZO – German law for authorization of vehicles for road traffic)).

Answers to frequently asked questions on type-approvals are given here.

We recommend to designated technical services and type-approval holders that they use the Technology Portal.

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