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Stop the import of American monstertrucks

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Cars sold as 'sports utility vehicle' are less safe for everyone outside of the vehicle and devoured all progress made in cars consuming less fuel. They are big, have and the driver can see less. The opposite of sports and utility in other words.

The extreme version has become popular as a 'monstertruck' in the USA because of tax breaks for small trucks. This type of car is not imported by manufacturers because they can't comply to the severe EU safety norms for cars. But when you bring your self imported car to the vehicle bureau you get a license plate and you can hit the road with it. The legal loophole needs a fix!

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We

pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users

 

establish that:

  • big pick-up trucks are allowed to be imported in EU member states
  • these vehicles do not appear on the regular market because they can't comply to safety and environmental standards
  • the owners are aware that these cars do not comply because parts and maintenance goes through specialised workshops
  • this loop hole in legislation needs to be closed for our safety and the environment
  • all member states should implement this fix because otherwise these vehicles will be imported by the last member state that allows trading of these things
  • member states could offer to everyone with such a vehicle in their name a subsidy to have it demolished

 

and request

  • to keep these big pick-up trucks outside of the EU by making importing these things impossible
  • to make it more difficult to impossible to market other heavey and big car models through EU legislation.

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Antwoord van de Europese Commissie: ja, dit is een probleem

De Europese federatie van fietsersorganisaties heeft een antwoord gekregen van de Europese Commissie op een brief over het probleem van de individuele vehikel toelating.

Zie de ECF erover omdat de bron zelf, Politico Pro, niet te lezen is zonder abonnement.

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De commissie zou als antwoord hebben gegeven:

“We have observed important volumes of vehicles imported with IVA, and are committed to addressing the issue as soon as possible,”

“…making sure that the IVA rules are only used for the customized vehicles and individual imports for which they were designed, as opposed to large numbers of mass market vehicles.”

De commissie “wants to strengthen the IVA rules, to bring them to a level of protection comparable with that guaranteed by the type approval rules.”

Dus ja, er is een probleem. Het misbruik moet aangepakt worden. Het blijft nog een beetje in de lucht hangen...

2024-07-17

De Ford F-150 komt naar Europa

Op f150europe.com staat:

"Hedin US Motor is the appointed importer and distributor of the Ford F-150 model family for all European countries. European debut of the worlds most sold pick-up truck will start with sales in Germany, Sweden, Estonia and the Netherlands with other markets to follow."

Maar hoe kan dat ding ooit voldoen aan de Europese veiligheidsregels? Wat gaat hier mis?.

2024-04-20

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