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No periodic motor vehicle test (APK) for vintage cars (50+ years old)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2021

What changes?

Do you work in the automotive sector? Cars that are 50 years old and up will be exempted from the obligatory periodic motor vehicle test (APK). This means that 50+ vintage cars (oldtimers) no longer have to be tested periodically. The exemption does not apply to busses and taxis that are used for the transport of people.

For whom?

  • dealers in vintage cars
  • owners of vintage cars
  • APK testing stations
  • garages (workshops)

When?

It is expected this change in regulation (Besluit voertuigen) will come into effect on 1 January 2021.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant(in Dutch).

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