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The great vehicle testing maze


About the website

This site has been put together by The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) as part of a project on sustainable mobility. It exposes the problems with the way cars are tested and checked in Europe today and shows how the current situation could be improved in the future.

This site is inspired by our work on type approval and market surveillance and fuel consumption testing.

The content of the website and all its materials are subject to a Creative Commons licence. uses Piwik, a web analytics service. uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and website access preferences. The privacy policy of Piwik can be found here.

About us

BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation, defends the interests of all Europe’s consumers and represents 42 independent national consumer organisations from 31 European countries. BEUC acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for these organisations.

BEUC investigates EU decisions and developments likely to affect consumers, with a special focus on areas identified as priorities by our members: Financial Services, Food, Digital Rights, Consumer Rights & Enforcement, Sustainability, Trade, Safety and Health.


Rue d’Arlon, 80 Bte 1
B – 1040 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 743 15 90

BEUC is registered as a non-profit organisation under Belgian law (AISBL). The statutes of our organisation contain our guiding principles: how we are organised, who can become member and how decisions are taken. Our statutes are available in English, French and German.

BEUC is registered in the EU Register of Interest Representatives under the number 9505781573-45.

This website is part of an activity which has received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Consumer Programme (2014-2020).

Published in September 2016