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).
- entrepreneurs and companies that carry out periodic technical inspections of motor vehicles (APK)
This change will come into effect on 1 January 2023.