Uncertainty over legislation branded as biggest challenge to WAV market

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Changes in legislation and uncertainty surrounding it are a primary concern for leading providers of WAV services, it can be revealed.

In spite of many mobility firms shrugging Brexit off with the ethos of ‘business must go on’, the WAV sector is facing a level of uncertainty as to who will be in charge of legislation in the future. That’s according to Lewis Reed.

With legislation currently being set in Brussels, there is only murky speculation as to what rules WAV manufacturers and dealers will have to follow once the UK begins its departure from the EU.

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Legislation is also a concern for WAVCA, another leading provider. “Changing requirements of European Automotive legislation continue to be the main challenges facing the industry. Emissions legislation for example threatens to make it possible to only convert much larger vehicles than our customers wish to use,” commented secretary general, Linda Ling.

But she added: “WAVCA is fortunate in being able to represent the needs of our customers through its sister organisation OECVA (Organisation des Contructeurs de Vehicules Accessibles). Through representation and lobbying we are able to ensure that requirements are commensurate with the size of the marketplace.”

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