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Introduction of APK diesel particulate filter test

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versieEffective date: 1 January 2023

What changes?

Do you inspect diesel cars and vans for the periodic technical inspections of motor vehicles (APK)? Then you must perform a particulate matter filter test with a special particle counter from 1 January 2023. This test replaces the current APK-free acceleration smoke test and the data extraction of the emission-related On-Board Diagnosis System (EOBD).

This is an amendment to the Vehicle Regulations and an important measure from the Clean Air Agreement (Schone Lucht Akkoord).

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs and companies that carry out periodic technical inspections of motor vehicles (APK)


This change will come into effect on 1 January 2023.

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