European Quadricycle


The Directive 92/61/EEC concerning the reception of two- or three-wheel vehicles – later recast in framework Directive 2002/24/EC - gives a legal basis to the manufacturing and licensing of quadricycles.  Besides, the framework Directive 2002/24/EEC strengthened quadricycles definition by introducing a distinction between light quadricycles and heavy quadricycles.


However, the new Regulation n°168/2013 of 15 January 2013 on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles, which will be implemented on 1 January 2016, provides general requirements for functional safety and environmental protection of these vehicles and repeal the above Directives.