The vote on Vehicle Type Approval on May 10 will signal the successful conclusion of many discussions between Parliament, Commission and Council, and the achievement of an open and competitive single market for automotive products. The basis of a European wide approval scheme was introduced in the 1970s. The benefits of the European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) include consistency of environmental and safety standards, independent validation of performance against legislative r...

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