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Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEV) certification

Personal Light Electric Vehicle (PLEV) certification is a procedure to validate electric scooters in order to allow them to be sold and to circulate in Spain.

  • Electric safety tests
  • Mechanical tests
  • Dynamic validation
  • Test report and certificate associated to a specific model
  • Agile and easy procedure


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 kph (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 must 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 allows the vehicle to be driven on public roads.


- Register with DGT as a manufacturer
- Contact IDIADA for a preliminary proposal considering your case.

Contact with our Customer Manager:
Enric Soriano
Motorcycle Homologation & Innovation Engineer
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Enric Soriano
Motorcycle Homologation & Innovation Engineer

Static Testing

  • General dimensions

  • Wheels
  • Parking stabilization system
  • Lights and reflectors
  • Horn
  • Structural integrity
  • Electric requirements
  • Information indicators
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Anti-tampering
  • Battery protection
  • Combining closing system
  • Product information and marking

Dynamic Testing

  • Maximum speed 

  • Braking
  • Obstacles


  • A report and the certificate are issued to the manufacturer

  • We manage the communication with DGT to update the list of vehicles certified
  • In-depth knowledge and

    extensive experience

  • A full certification can be managed in

    less than 1,5 months

  • IDIADA is the laboratory with the

    most certifications carried out 

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Contact our Customer Manager:
Enric Soriano
Motorcycle Homologation & Innovation Engineer

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