Mellor are one step closer to offering their customers full vehicle type approval after passing yet another of the schemes standards. NSSTA (National Small Series Type Approval) is a UK national scheme aimed at low volume manufacturers who intend to sell only in the UK. The scheme is designed to maintain ECWVTA standards, whilst minimising compliance costs for companies that usually fall into SME category.
The company are one of the first UK Coach built manufacturers to offer this and are aiming for completion by the end of the year. The vehicle has 84 standards is has to pass before being fully type approved, the latest being the vehicle ‘Tilt test’
The Tilt Test is a test for vehicle stability and simulates road conditions on vehicles over 5 tonnes.