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Type Approval

Red Kite Peugeot Minibus

October 29th 2011 saw the introduction of new European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) regulation for all minibuses.

Red Kite manufacture and supply a range of quality fully Type Approved 9 – 17 minibuses as regulated by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) who are the designated UK Approval Authority and Technical Service for type approval to all automotive European Community (EC) Directives and the equivalent United Nations Economic Community for Europe (ECE) Regulations. Vehicle Type Approval is the confirmation that production samples of a design will meet specified performance standards. Visit for more specific information about vehicle type approval.

All new minibuses must have a certificate of approval and compliance as administered by the VCA. If in doubt, ask to see your documentation prior to delivery from your supplier, as a minibus without a certificate of approval and compliance could go undetected until presented for its first class 5 MOT test.

Red Kite supplies B and D1 licence drivers, Fully Type Approved minibuses to organisations including Schools, Colleges, Universities and the Care Sector throughout the UK, and have done so for the past 36 years. Our Specialist Vehicle Option Team offer friendly and totally unbiased advice to ensure you get exactly the right Type Approved minibus for your individual needs.

Offering a wider choice of a New or pre- owned minibus from 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 seats, your minibus can be specified to meet your organisation’s individual requirements.

Why Red Kite…

  • Fully Type Approved and Certified Minibuses
  • Wide choice of 9 -17 Seat Minibuses
  • B and D1 Licence Driver Options
  • Large Selection of New and Pre-Owned Minibuses
  • Demonstrations throughout the UK
  • Flexible Finance Plans to suit all budgets
  • 36 Months New Minibus Warranty
  • 12 Months Used Minibus Warranty
  • Comprehensive Choice of Mobility Options
  • Full Nationwide Service and Support

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