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m046238 Aug 18, 2020 03:41 PM

I would like to check the CO2 emission level of my car (BMW X3 M40i G01 B58) registered in France on May 31, 2019 (e1 * 2007/46 * 1797 * 05) in the database:

I would like to get some information about the data in this database:

No BMW X3 M40i is registered in the country FRANCE. Why?

What is the meaning of the identifier of the "ID" database?
Is it the identifier of a vehicle or a family of vehicles?

I have found a vehicle (or a family of vehicles) that can match mine with a country code "AT"? What's wrong with this BMW practice?

Where can I find the information corresponding to the VFN (Vehicle Family Identification Number) i.e. "IP-0010354-WBA-1"?

Where can I find information on the Tan (Type Approval Number) i.e. "e1 * 2007/46 * 1797 * 05"?

Where can I find information on the "DAW500B0" version
of the vehicle ?

How can I be sure to correctly identify my vehicle from the information in my possession (Country Registration Certificate, Vehicle Identification Number)?

Is it possible to have a complete definition / description of the columns of the database and how to use them to identify your vehicle.

Thank you for your attention
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EEA Aug 19, 2020 03:53 PM
Dear Sir,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Please find below the answers to your questions.

1) It may possible that France uses a different commercial name. Commercial name is not a homogenised field.
2) The ID is the unique identifier of the record, it is not related to vehicles’ characteristics.
3) The way countries register commercial names can vary.
4) The VFN is the interpolation family identifier as specified in section of the certificate of conformity and in Type approval documentation. It identifies vehicles that have gone to the same Type approval procedure. The coverage of VFN is limited in the provisional database because countries could report it for only few vehicles. We hope that the coverage will be higher in the next phase.
5) The TAN is set out in section 0.10. of the Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for a particular vehicle or in the type approval certificate (TAD). It is a number that is defined during the type approval of the vehicle.
6) Please clarify. Do you mean in the database? There are around 27400 vehicles with this version.
7) We don’t publish VIN data for privacy reason but you can find vehicles that have similar characteristics. For that, you need to know Tan, va, ve, VFN .
8) Please consult the publicly available guidelines at:[…]/MS%20Guidelines%202019(2020)%20-%20LDV%20Monitoring_Final.pdf . Please also note that the purpose of the database is not to identify one specific vehicle, but to generate statistics on the European fleet.

We hope that this may be useful for you.

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EEA Enquiry Service

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