European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA)

European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval has been introduced to harmonise automotive related legislation throughout the European Community. The Type Approval framework directive (2007/46/EC) only applies to new (pre-registration) vehicles.

The aim of ECWVTA is to improve vehicle safety and reduce environmental impact while simplifying the process of exporting all categories of vehicles within the European Community.

ECWVTA will affect ALL vehicle manufacturers who build, convert, or sell new (pre-registration) Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Buses and Coaches, and Trailers.