Welcome to SMMT European and National Type Approval (SENTA) Guide

What is SENTA?

SENTA is a step-by-step guide to ease vehicle manufacturers and bodybuilders through the complicated European Community whole vehicle type approval system.

Whole vehicle type approval is the process by which vehicles, their systems and components are approved to the appropriate national, European enviromental and safety standards. Without it, vehicles cannot be sold or registered in the UK.

The benefits

  • Single application
  • Guide to legislation and documentation
  • Library of example documents to assist
  • £900 per year for non-members
  • Free to SMMT members


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What is SENTA

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