End of Series Derogation Applications

This page was last updated on 31st March 2021

What is End of Series Derogation?

This guidance is intended for manufacturers who have vehicles which are not compliant with upcoming legislation and that may be eligible for an End of Series derogation.

When legislative standards change and new legislation is coming into force, the type approval framework may have provisions to allow manufacturers to apply for a derogation to place on the market, offer for sale, register and/or enter into service certain vehicles that do not comply with the incoming standards.

This is so that manufacturers facing economic or technical difficulties in complying with the incoming standards have extra time to sell off any stocks made to the previous standards.

In the UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) may authorise VCA to manage end of series derogations.

  • Vehicles of categories M, N and O must have been manufactured at least three months before the legislation comes into force.
  • Vehicles of categories L and T must have been manufactured before the legislation comes into force and vehicles included in the application must be physically located in the EU at the time of application.

How can I apply for End of Series?

To apply for End of Series, please complete the relevant Form and Vehicle Details List and email them to law@vca.gov.uk. You will also need to complete and send the Annex II document from the list below; your application cannot be processed without it.

Please note, for Derogations relating to the below, you will also need to populate the End of Series Justification Annex II – EoS 2021 along with your application form and VIN list:

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/543: UN ECE Regulation 79.02
  • Regulation (EU) 540/2014 – Article 8
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/543: UN ECE Regulation 79.03
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/543: UN ECE Regulation 16.07
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/543: UN ECE Regulation 58.03

Am I eligible to apply?

Applications for EoS may be made by either;

  1. the manufacturer
  2. the manufacturer’s representative (as specified in the type approval certificate)
  3. an importer with an accompanying Letter of Authorisation from either of the above

If you are not a manufacturer and need to dispose of a small number of vehicles, you may consider the following options:

There is no UK national approval for tractors.

How many vehicles can I apply for?

Passenger and Goods Vehicles and their Trailers (M, N, O)

  • Vehicles manufactured at least three months before the legislation comes into force.
  • CoC dates of eligible vehicles for each piece of legislation are specified in the application form (Part 1).

Motorcycles (L)

  • Up to 10% of the number of vehicles of the same type registered in the two preceding years. If applying following the 10% rule you need to attach evidence of registered vehicles from the last two years to your application, or
  • Up to 100 vehicles per type per Member State, whichever is higher.

Tractors (T)

  • Up to 10% of the number of vehicles of the same type registered in the two preceding years. If applying following the 10% rule you need to attach evidence of registered vehicles from the last two years to your application, or
  • Up to 20 vehicles per type per Member State, whichever is higher

WLTP Derogations

DfT has agreed to publish figures of accepted derogations against Regulation EU 2017/1151. The below link shows all approved derogations by manufacturer (parent companies are authorised to pool brands), the number of derogated vehicles and quoted 2017 sales figures where applicable. It will be updated weekly.

Derogation Publication Table

Further information

If you need further information about End of Series applications please contact the VCA’s Legislation Team or 0117 952 4119.