Agenda Item 3. (a) UN Regulations Nos. 68, 83, 101, 103, and 154

GRPE may wish to consider a proposal from the expert of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) to integrate requirements for Special Purpose Vehicles in the 06 and 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 83.

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10. The representative from OICA introduced GRPE-85-09 and GRPE-85-15 proposing to correct the recursive formula calculating pass/fail criteria of CoP in the 05, 06, 07 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No. 83 and the 02 and 03 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No. 154. The representative from the EU informed GRPE that the proposal did not impact the EU as they use a different approach to pass/fail criteria of CoP tests. The representative from India supported the proposals and asked whether UN GTR No.15 should also be amended in a similar way. GRPE agreed to consider GRPE-85-09 as a working document in forthcoming sessions of GRPE.

11. The secretariat proposed to adopt GRPE-85-15 and to include it in revisions to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/41 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/42 to be considered by WP.29 and AC.1 in March 2022. He prepared GRPE-85-45 and GRPE-85-46 respectively. The representative from Japan supported the proposals and added that they were flexible on the timing of implementation of such proposals.

12. GRPE adopted GRPE-85-45 and GRPE-85-46 as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/41/Rev.1 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/42/Rev.1 respectively and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2022 sessions as draft 02 and 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 154 respectively.

16. The representative from OICA introduced GRPE-85-13 and GRPE-85-14 to amend the original and 01 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No. 154 (as well as UN GTR No. 15) to reflect the latest corrections and clarifications added to the 02 and 03 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No. 154. The Chair asked whether such corrections tackling older version of documents was necessary in the case of UN Regulation No. 154. The representative from OICA confirmed some countries might be willing to adopt former version of UN Regulation No. 154 as allowed by the Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement, so improving the older versions might still prove beneficial.

18. The representative from OICA introduced GRPE-85-16 and GRPE-85-17 proposing to amend the 01 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No. 101 to address discharge speed requirements for OVC-HEV. The representative from the EC expressed no objections to the proposal.

19. The representative from Germany requested information about any effect on energy consumption or range from the proposed change. The representative from OICA clarified that the proposal only affected pre-conditioning, so no change on energy consumption nor range was expected. The representative from OICA also stated some information about why such provisions were originally included in UN regulation No. 101 would be sought and introduced together with a formal proposal at forthcoming sessions of GRPE.

20. The representative from OICA introduced GRPE-85-18-Rev.1, GRPE-85-19-Rev.1 and GRPE-85-20-Rev.1. proposing to take the new 7000Lux criterion for Daytime Running Lamps (DRL), as stipulated in the 08 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No. 48, into account in the 06 and 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 83, the 01 Series of Amendments to UN Regulation No. 101 and the original, 01, 02 and 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 154.

21. The representative from the Netherlands requested some clarifications on the potential quantification of CO2 emissions differences between rear lights on or off. The representative from the EC requested any information on the meaning of 7000 Lux and the share of typical driving below and above this threshold. The representative from OICA said no numbers about potential CO2 emission differences were available at the time of the meeting. He also clarified that 7000 Lux condition corresponded to dusk conditions or very cloudy conditions. He agreed to prepare more evidence for future GRPE sessions.

22. The representative from the EC briefly explained that such rear light deactivation system was being considered to be included in eco-innovation lists of the EU, and therefore further discussions were needed before sharing a position on this proposal with GRPE.

23. The Chair agreed with the concern from the representative from OICA that a consistent approach was necessary for all laboratories performing the tests prescribed in UN Regulations Nos. 83, 101 and 154, and insisted that double counting of potential emissions reduction benefits should be avoided. He invited the representative from OICA to revise the proposals to include possible cases in square brackets for GRPE deliberations during the next session of GRPE, and to provide more evidence on the expected impact on emissions differences with the rear light on and off, and the shareshare of driving under each light conditions (below and above 7000 Lux). GRPE supported the approach proposed by the Chair.

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15. The representatives of Japan, the EU and OICA introduced GRPE-84-08, summarizing the amendments proposed to UN Regulation No. 154. They informed about the proposed modifications leading to proposals to new 02 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2021/21 and GRPE-84-06 as amended by Addendum 2) and 03 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2021/22 and GRPE-84-07 as amended by Addendum 3) series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 154.

16. GRPE adopted the proposals and requested the secretariat to submit Addendum 2 and Addendum 3 to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2022 sessions as draft 02 and 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 154 respectively.

17. The representative from OICA added that OICA was expected to submit proposals to amend the original version and 01 series of amendment to UN Regulation No. 154 to reflect some of the improvement made in the 02 and 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 154 once those proposals adopted by GRPE.

18. The representative from OICA introduced GRPE-84-12 and GRPE-84-13 as a draft proposal for amendment to UN Regulation No. 154 with respect to Charge-depleting cycle range (RCDC). The representatives from Japan and the EU did not support this proposal. The representative from OICA agreed more time was needed to finalize the proposal and informed GRPE an updated proposal would be submitted to GRPE at its next sessions.

Documentation
GRPE-85-02 | Proposals for Future UN R154 Amendments (Japan)
GRPE-85-09 | UN R83: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 05/06/07 series of Amendments (OICA)
GRPE-85-10 | UN R83: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 05, 06 and 07 series of amendments (OICA)
GRPE-85-12 | UN R154: Explanation of charge-depleting cycle range (RCDC) proposals (OICA)
GRPE-85-13 | Proposal for further transposition of UN R154-02 and 03 series of amendments (OICA)
GRPE-85-14 | UN R154: Example for proposal to transpose 02-03 series provisions into the original version (OICA)
GRPE-85-15 | UN R154: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 02 and 03 series (OICA)
GRPE-85-16 | UN R101: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments (OICA)
GRPE-85-17 | UN R101: Supplemental information for the proposal in GRPE-85-16 (OICA)
GRPE-85-18/Rev.2 | UN R83: Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 and 07 series of amendments (OICA)
GRPE-85-19/Rev.2 | UN R101: Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments (OICA)
GRPE-85-20/Rev.2 | UN R154: Proposal for a Supplement to the original, 01, 02, and 03 series of amendments (OICA)
GRPE-85-45 | UN R154: Proposal for amendment to 02 series of amendments
GRPE-85-46 | UN R154: Proposal for amendment to 03 series of amendments
GRPE-85-48 | RE3: Proposal for correction to revision (Spain)
GRPE/2022/2 | UN R83: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 06 and 07 series of amendments (OICA)
GRPE/2022/8 | RE3: Proposal for a new Revision (OICA)
WP.29/2022/41/Rev.1 | UN R154: Proposal for a new 02 series of amendments
WP.29/2022/42/Rev.1 | UN R154: Proposal for a new 03 series of amendments