As the Euro VI standards for heavy duty vehicles become mandatory throughout the European Union, manufacturers may adapt their certification processes to take account of the extended scope of Euro VI compared to Euro V. In order to prevent inconsistencies that could affect the ability to offer all vehicles for export, it is proposed to carry back this scope amendment retrospectively to the 05 series of amendments.
Since Euro VI will be fully implemented in the EU from 31 December 2013, this amendment has no effect on EU Approvals or equivalences.
37. The expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/6, a proposal aiming to align the scope of the 05 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 49 with that of the 06 series.
38. GRPE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/6, not amended, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration at their June 2014 sessions as Supplement 7 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49.