Text of the retrofit law
The regulations concerning retrofit provide a framework for all players in the field. The governmental decree of March 13, 2020 sets out precise rules and imposes conditions that are essential for the validity of a project:
The legal framework surrounding retrofit differs depending on the type of vehicle involved. Thus, the approval process is not the same for a light vehicle, a heavy vehicle or a special vehicle that is used off-road (off-road retrofit).
Like any product sold, a warranty is mandatory. However, several cases are possible:
In his vision of circular economy, the retrofitter must revalue the removed mechanical elements which have a value. This is the case for the engine (gasoline or diesel) and also for the gearbox and the clutch, the catalyst…
France is a forerunner in retrofit issues and already has a set of binding approval rules. The national regulations are part of a European framework, a cohesion that facilitates obtaining this indispensable authorization in other countries of the Union.
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