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Introduction of APK diesel particulate filter test

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2023

If you carry out an APK (PTI) on diesel cars, you will have to deal with the particulate filters test as of 2023. Read here how to prepare.

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)

When?

This change will come into effect on 1 January 2023.

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