Document GRPE/2017/7
Proposal for Amendment 2 to global technical regulation No. 15
Status: Superseded

Amended Phase 2a Worldwide Light vehicles emissions Test Procedure (WLTP). Versions of the amended GTR highlighting the changes to the original regulation are available in word format and pdf format. The amendments address:

  1. If an alternative value is applied for a parameter, such as a higher n_min_drive or an ASM, this parameter value has to be the same within an interpolation family (Paragraph 5.6.1.).
  2. The mass in running order used for the calculation of the power to mass ratio is replaced by mass in running order minus 75 kg (paragraph 1. of Annex 1).
  3. Idle engine speed n_idle is removed from the power curve measurement requirement (paragraph 2. of Annex 2).
  4. The additional safety margin (ASM) value may be decided by manufacturer rather than the prescribed exponential curve (paragraph 3.4. of Annex 4).
  5. The number of decimal place of road load coefficients is defined (paragraph 2.4. of Annex 4).
  6. Additional restrictions are set to the application of the split run method for coastdown testing (paragraph of Annex 4).
  7. Specific data rejection criteria are added (paragraph of Annex 4).
  8. The “delta method” for road load determination is added (paragraph 6.8. of Annex 4 and other paragraphs. See section 4.4.25.for more detail).
  9. The roller radius correction factor is modified(paragraph 6.6.3. of Annex 4).
  10. The allowable combination of the test vehicle selection and family requirements are further clarified (paragraph of Annex 4 and other paragraphs of Annex 4).
  11. Provisions for an additional cooling fan are included(paragraph 1.1.5. and 1.1.6. of Annex 5).
  12. The correction of measurement/recording frequency requirements are specified (over several annexes).
  13. Calculation of the n/v ratio is defined (paragraph 8. of Annex 7).
  14. The stepwise procedure for calculating the final test results of OVC-HEVs is added (paragraph 4.6. of Annex 8).

Discussions and Outcomes
172nd WP.29 session (20-23 Jun 2017)

119. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposal for Amendments 2 to UN GTR No. 15 on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/98, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/99, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/44) was established in the UN Global Registry on 21 June 2017 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Canada, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa, Turkey.

120. The representatives from Canada, Kazakhstan and the United States of America abstained to vote.

17th WLTP session (10 Jan 2017)
74th GRPE session (10-13 Jan 2017)

15. The drafting coordinator of the IWG on WLTP presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/7 on amendments to UN global technical regulation (GTR) No. 15 on WLTP. He also presented GRPE-74-02-Rev.1 introducing some changes to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/7 and he referred to GRPE-74-03-Rev.1 as a consolidated version of both documents. He introduced the technical report on the further development of WLTP (GRPE-74-05). He clarified that the technical report was a consolidated version combining all phases of the development of GTR No. 15 up to now.

16. GRPE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/7 as amended by Annex V to this report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) for consideration and vote at their June 2017 sessions as draft Amendment 2 to GTR No. 15 on WLTP. GRPE also adopted the technical report (GRPE-74-05) as reproduced in Addendum 1 to this report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.3 for consideration and vote at their June 2017 sessions.