In order to provide Personal Light Electric Vehicle (PLEV) certification services to manufacturers who so wish, Applus+ IDIADA has been designated by the Spanish General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) as a laboratory capable of performing tests in accordance with Spanish Official Gazette BOE-A-2022-987 (in Spanish).
As specified in the manual, a PLEV or electric scooter is a vehicle with one or more wheels equipped with a single seat and propelled exclusively by electric motors which, by design, can provide a maximum speed of between 6 and 25 km/h (4 - 16 mph). They can only be equipped with a seat or saddle if fitted with a self-balancing system. The manual also details characteristics such as braking system, structural integrity, and dynamic behaviour, among others.
All manufacturers interested in PLEV certification must follow the steps described in section 31 of the manual.
First, they will have to register as a manufacturer/authorized representative in the DGT register. Once this registration has been completed, they can contact our authorized laboratory to request a personalized quote and, thus, start with all the necessary tests to obtain the certification that will allow the vehicle to be driven on public roads.