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End of Series Derogation Applications

What is End of Series Derogation?

When legislative standards change and new legislation is coming into force, the EU may permit Member States to allow manufacturers to place on the market, offer for sale, register and/or enter into service certain vehicles that do not comply with the incoming standards.

This is so that manufacturers facing economic or technical difficulties in complying with the incoming standards have extra time to sell off any stocks made to the previous standards.

The granting of such permission is primarily a decision by the EU in terms of their transitional legislative requirements, then it is at the discretion of each Member State as to whether they will grant allowances in terms of their geographic area of concern (e.g. DfT may authorise VCA to manage end of series derogations in the UK).

Vehicles of categories M, N and O must have been manufactured at least three months before the legislation comes into force.  

Vehicles of categories L and T must have been manufactured before the legislation comes into force and vehicles included in the application must be physically located in the EU at the time of application.

How can I apply for End of Series?

To apply for End of Series, please complete the relevant Form and Vehicle Details List and email them to law@vca.gov.uk

Am I eligible to apply?

The Type Approval Holder is eligible to apply for End of Series Derogation.

If you are not a manufacturer and need to dispose of a small number of vehicles, you may consider the following options:

There is no UK national approval for tractors.

How many vehicles can I apply for?

Passenger and Goods Vehicles and their Trailers (M, N, O)

  • Vehicles manufactured at least three months before the legislation comes into force.
  • CoC dates of eligible vehicles for each piece of legislation are specified in the application form (Part 1).

Motorcycles (L)

  • Up to 10% of the number of vehicles of the same type registered in the two preceding years. If applying following the 10% rule you need to attach evidence of registered vehicles from the last two years to your application, or
  • Up to 100 vehicles per type per Member State, whichever is higher.

Tractors (T)

  • Up to 10% of the number of vehicles of the same type registered in the two preceding years. If applying following the 10% rule you need to attach evidence of registered vehicles from the last two years to your application, or
  • Up to 20 vehicles per type per Member State, whichever is higher.

Further information

If you need further information about End of Series applications please contact the VCA’s Legislation Team: law@vca.gov.uk or 0117 952 4119.

 
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