End of Series Derogation Category L – Additional Guidance

This page was last updated on 18th January 2022

Holders of End of Series (EoS) derogation for category L may be aware of a regulation EU 2020/1694 published by the European Parliament and Council which recognised the exceptional circumstances and made special provisions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This instrument amended regulation EU 168/2013 (the motorcycle framework regulation) by adding ‘Article 44a’ which provided for a derogation from the provisions concerning EoS in Article 44 (which have a limit on the numbers of vehicles which may benefit from EoS derogation).

Article 44a provided an additional route for EoS based on the number of vehicles held in stock on 15 March 2020, and allowed an extra 12 months to place this number of vehicles compliant with Euro 4 on the market. These provisions expired 31 December 2021.

Should they need to, manufacturers can still apply under the provisions of Article 44, however, the limits that are imposed in Article 44 (e.g. a numerical limit of 100 per type, or percentage limit of 10% of sales) must be respected.

The application forms can be found here;