Request for authorization to develop amendments to GTR No. 2 and new regulations on environmental and propulsion performance requirements for light vehicles
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The main objective of this proposal is to establish an amendment to global technical regulation No. 2 on the Worldwide harmonized Motorcycle emissions Certification-test procedure (WMTC) to insert Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR), currently only applicable for two-wheeled motorcycles. Should an amendment to GTR No. 2 be deemed inappropriate, alternatives including development of a new GTR will be considered.

The objectives also include development of requirements and/or test procedures to create synergies and uniform provisions with related 1958 Agreement UN Regulations, exchange information on current and future regulatory EPPR, e.g. for
“category 3 vehicles” or “L-category vehicles”, minimize differences between these regulatory EPPR, with the view to facilitate the development of light vehicles complying with such internationally harmonized requirements, and to assess coherence with other regulatory requirements and groups activities, such as those on Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures (WLTP) and on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE).

Reference Number: WP.29/2013/127
Origin: EU
Date: 22 August 2013
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRPE-66-12 | Request for a mandate to amend GTR No. 2 and to develop new GTR in the area of EPPR
WP.29/AC.3/36 | Authorization to develop amendments to GTR No. 2 and new regulations on environmental and propulsion performance requirements
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 161 | 12-15 Nov 2013

9. AC.3 endorsed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/127, a proposal by the EC to develop amendments to UN GTR No. 2, eventually contemplating the possibility to develop new UN GTRs and UN Regulations. The results and the final report on this activity are expected in 2016.

95. The representative of EU reported on the work progress of the IWG on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR) for L-category vehicles. He introduced a proposal to develop amendments to UN GTR No. 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/127), aimed at inserting environmental and propulsion performance requirements and at extending the scope to three-wheeled vehicles. He added that the proposal also aimed at developing new UN GTRs and Regulations on environmental and propulsion performance requirements for light vehicles, specifying new provisions on (i) crank case and evaporative emissions, (ii) On Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD) and (iii) propulsion unit performances (i.e. power, torque and maximum speed). He concluded his report indicating that the terms of reference and rules of procedures of EPPR had been annexed to the GRPE report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/66. AC.3 endorsed the proposal and requested the secretariat to prepare a corresponding AC.3 document for transmission to GRPE. The Representative of IMMA stated the industry’s support to the IWG EPPR and emphasized the importance of the decision taken in the IWG to give priority to the work on two-wheelers, in particular L3 vehicles. He also emphasized the high ambition of the IWG to deliver the results and final report in 2016.

Working Party on Pollution and Energy | Session 68 | 7-10 Jan 2014

9. AC.3 endorsed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/127, a proposal by the EC to develop amendments to UN GTR No. 2, eventually contemplating the possibility to develop new UN GTRs and UN Regulations. The results and the final report on this activity are expected in 2016.

95. The representative of EU reported on the work progress of the IWG on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements (EPPR) for L-category vehicles. He introduced a proposal to develop amendments to UN GTR No. 2 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/127), aimed at inserting environmental and propulsion performance requirements and at extending the scope to three-wheeled vehicles. He added that the proposal also aimed at developing new UN GTRs and Regulations on environmental and propulsion performance requirements for light vehicles, specifying new provisions on (i) crank case and evaporative emissions, (ii) On Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD) and (iii) propulsion unit performances (i.e. power, torque and maximum speed). He concluded his report indicating that the terms of reference and rules of procedures of EPPR had been annexed to the GRPE report ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/66. AC.3 endorsed the proposal and requested the secretariat to prepare a corresponding AC.3 document for transmission to GRPE. The Representative of IMMA stated the industry’s support to the IWG EPPR and emphasized the importance of the decision taken in the IWG to give priority to the work on two-wheelers, in particular L3 vehicles. He also emphasized the high ambition of the IWG to deliver the results and final report in 2016.