There are several important dates for the implementation of the smart tachograph version 2 (or second-generation smart tachograph):
According to the new tachograph rules, the second generation of smart tachographs must be installed in all new registered vehicles with a permissible weight of 3.5 tonnes or more by the 31 August 2023.
From 31 December 2024, all international road transport vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes or more must switch to the latest smart tachograph version 2 for improved tracking and safer roads. This also includes vehicles equipped with an analogue or digital non-smart tachograph.
By 18 August 2025 the vehicles equipped with a smart tachograph version 1 will need to replace and install the second generation of this smart technology.
By 1 July 2026 all new vehicles above 2.5 tonnes in international road transport or cabotage operations will be equipped with a smart tachograph version 2 (second generation smart tachograph).
Further information can be found here.