On the 24th of February 2023, the European Commission published notice ‘Guidance on the identification of the presence of Defeat Devices with regards to emissions of light-duty vehicles approved with Real Driving Emissions (RDE), heavy-duty vehicles and on anti-tampering protection’.
The notice is intended to facilitate the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 ( 1 ) and Regulation (EC) No 595/2009 ( 2 ) for light and heavy-duty vehicles respectively. It is itself not legally binding. While this note seeks to assist authorities and operators by presenting good practices for an effective implementation of the applicable law, only the Court of Justice of the European Union is competent to authoritatively interpret Union legislation.
The notice is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
For more information, please see ‘Guidance on the identification of the presence of Defeat Devices’.