115. The representative of the United States of America noted that due to an internal review process, it was not possible for them to vote on this proposal. The representatives of Japan and the European Union could support this request and said that they looked forward to a positive vote at the next session. AC.3 agreed to defer this subject to its March 2018 session.
11. The Chair of GRSP, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG, informed GRSP that the representative of the United States of America was preparing for the vote on the draft UN GTR on vehicle safety scheduled for the March 2018 session of AC.3. He clarified that the IWG discussed the matter of wireless charging batteries and agreed to resume discussion on this matter at its next meeting. GRSP noted that the authorization to develop the Phase 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/143) was endorsed by AC.3 at its November 2017 session. Thus, GRSP learned that the IWG was ready to continue the work, even prior to the establishment of the UN GTR Phase 1 in the Global Registry of the 1998 Agreement.
12. Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its May 2018 on the work progress of the IWG.
134. Submitted for consideration and vote, the new UN GTR on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/138, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/139, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/32) was established in the UN Global Registry on 14 March 2018 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, the European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America.