Phximiev wrote:Below are the responses I received from both VCA and Euro NCAP showing that the Rasa has not been crash tested yet. One question raised from these inquiries is the effect of Brexit on thes regulations.
VCA and Euro NCAP between the lines:
VCA have not carried out nor witnessed a crash test on a Riversimple Rasa.
However, VCA would not have seen any tests carried out as part of the vehicle's development work. VCA would only become involved if the crash test were being used as part of the vehicle's European whole vehicle type approval process.
Technical Support Group Manager
VCA Midlands Centre
It should be noted that the above represents our opinion as interpretation of the law is the sole prerogative of the courts.
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The Riversimple Rasa has not been tested yet. However, we test new cars regularly, so we would advise you to keep checking our website for updates.
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2 things, and I'm sure a fellow Brit will correct me if I am wrong:
1. You only need the the full EU testing certification if you have a product over a certain number of units, so if you are in pre-production phase you only need something called 'Type approval' which is probably some very old British military standard or terminology. See the different types of things: http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/vehicletype/t ... for-ca.asp
Basically if you make a kit car, like a Caterham or AC Cobra replica, clearly there has to be a mechanism to allow these cars to be registered for road use, even though they may have been screwed together by a halfwit, and kill you in any sort of crash.
2. You don't need EU type approval if you are not in the EU! But you would clearly have to meet it if you wanted to export there.