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Certification » Vehicles

2 Wheelers
India is the largest manufacturer of 2 wheeler vehicles and these vehicles are very popular mode of personalized transport. Ranging from small mopeds, scooters to motorcycles are popularly used in urban as well as rural areas.

This section is applicable for following types of 2 wheeler vehicles:

  Petrol / Diesel / CNG / LPG vehicles of engine capacity more than 25 cc
  Electric vehicles having power more than 250 W and having maximum design speed more than 25 kmph.

Refer attached application forms which could be downloaded and could be used for submission of Technical Specifications for Type Approval at ARAI.

  2 Wheeler Size 444KB   2 Wheeler BOV Size 453KB
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3 Wheelers
3 wheeler passenger carriers are very extensively used for taxi applications in crowded urban areas. On account of simple designs and ease of operation, 3 wheeler vehicles find numerous applications across the country. There are several manufacturers in organized and un-organized sectors who produce 3 wheelers to meet local demand.

This section is applicable for following types of 3 wheeler vehicles:

  Passenger or goods carriers
  Fully built vehicles,
  Incomplete vehicle in the form of Drive Away Chassis
  Petrol / Diesel / CNG / LPG vehicles of engine capacity more than 25 cc
  Electric vehicles having power more than 250 W and speed more than 25 kmph.

Refer attached application forms which could be downloaded and could be used for submission of Technical Specifications for Type Approval at ARAI. In case of 3 wheeler CNG or LPG vehicles, please also refer to corresponding sections.

In addition to the mandatory requirements, 3 wheeler manufacturer should also study AIS 093 (Body standardization for 3 wheeler), which gives guidelines.

  3 Wheeler Size 433KB

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4 Wheeler Passenger Vehicles
This section is applicable for following types of 4 wheeled vehicles:

  Passenger or goods carriers
  Fully built vehicles,
  Incomplete vehicle in the form of Drive Away Chassis
  Petrol / Diesel / CNG / LPG vehicles of engine capacity more than 25 cc
  Electric vehicles

Type Approval requirements are broadly segregated for

  M1 / N1 category vehicles
  Other than M1/N1 (i.e. M2, M3, N2 and N3)

Refer attached application forms which could be downloaded and could be used for submission of Technical Specifications for Type Approval at ARAI. Application forms for M1, M2, M3 and N1, N2, N3 are given below.

In case of 4 wheeler CNG or LPG vehicles, please also refer to corresponding sections.

  4 Wheeler (N1) Size 574KB   4 Wheeler (N2 & N3) Size 597KB
  4 Wheeler (M1) Size 554KB   4 Wheeler (M2 & M3) Size 562KB
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