++++ NEWS UPDATE: Austrian Ministry denies acceptance of AutoSock. AutoSock does not meet snow chain requirements in Austria. AutoSock does not accept the decision. Read more about the latest news here! ++++
As of today, AutoSock for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles are legally accepted throughout the European Union and Switzerland when snow chains are mandatory.
AutoSock is the first product worldwide to be certified according to new European standard EN16662-1:2020. Following EU procedures, the standard has been implemented as national standard in all EU member states, as well as in Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and Turkey (see list below).
At the same time, any conflicting national standards were withdrawn by November 30th, 2020. In Austria for example, the ÖNORM V5117 does no longer exist and was replaced by ÖNORM EN 16662-1:2020 7 15, effective December 1st, 2020. In addition, AutoSock obtained homologation in Switzerland already in October 2020.
In short, AutoSock for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles below 3,5 t gross weight can now be used whenever snow chains are mandatory in any country of the EU and Switzerland.
Countries that implemented EN16662-1 as national standard
EN16662-1 in Europe: implementation map as of December 1st, 2020
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