Proposal for an Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide
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Proposed text of the guide to worldwide environmental and related regulations concerning electric vehicles as developed by the informal working group on Electric Vehicles and the Environment.

Reference Number: GRPE/2014/13
Date: 25 March 2014
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRPE-68-13 | EV Regulatory Reference Guide [Draft 3]
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 162 | 11-14 Mar 2014

Speaking to agenda item 2, Ms. Marchington reviewed document EVE-09-12e with a focus on action items. Ms. Marchington detailed which action items were completed or ongoing, including:

  • EVE-9 Action 1, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise draft 4 of the Guide according to EVE-9 discussion to produce draft 5, which will then be distributed to the EVE IWG for one week to allow for final comments.
  • EVE-9 Action 2, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise draft 5 of the Guide according to comment received, prepare a final draft of the Guide, and submit this to the GRPE Secretariat by March 7th, 2014.
    • See formal GRPE document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13
  • EVE-9 Action 3, completed: The US and China will draft a new EVE mandate proposal, informed by the European Commission’s proposal (EVE-09-08e) and share this with the Commission prior to the next EVE meeting (EVE-10).
    • Prior to the EVE-10 meeting, the new EVE mandate proposal was drafted and agreed to by the EVE leadership. The document was then distributed to European Union and GRPE Chair for comment and submitted informally to the GRPE Secretariat (GRPE-69-14).
  • EVE-9 Action 4, completed: The EVE Secretariat will follow-up with the GRPE Chair to clarify the timeline and process for completing a new EVE mandate request and ensure the proposal developed following the correct procedure.
    • Prior to the EVE-10 meeting, the EVE Secretariat was informed by the GRPE Chair that the following process would be ideal for approval of a new EVE mandate request: announcement to AC.3 about the upcoming request at the March 2014 WP.29 session, consideration of an informal document a the June 2014 GRPE and WP.29 sessions, and final adoption of the mandate document at the November 2014 WP.29 session.
  • EVE-9 Action 5, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise the EVE-10 agenda as required and post meeting documents on the EVE website closer to the meeting.

Mr. Olechiw introduced the document and the purpose of the discussion, which was to review changes made to the EV Regulatory Reference Guide from the EVE-9 meeting (February 2014) to its submission as a formal document to the GRPE Secretariat (early March 2014).

Ms. Marchington reminded the EVE IWG that during the EVE-9 meeting, the approach to review draft 4 of the Guide (EVE-09-03e) was to go through each chapter line-by-line to review comments received, to check if any meeting attendees had any new comments, and to ensure concurrence with wording from the EVE IWG. Details of this review, including all comments, the originator of each comment, and action taken as a result of the comment to produce a revised Guide (draft 5) are summarized in Appendix 1 of the EVE-9 meeting report (EVE-09-12e). Ms. Marchington also reminded the group that at the end of the EVE-9 meeting, participants agreed in principle with the whole document. Draft 5 of the Guide was then circulated for comment, and revised based on comments received, producing draft 6 or the final version of the Guide (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13).

A document comparing draft 4 of the Guide to draft 6 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13) was reviewed with EVE-10 participants, and key changes to text were highlighted. Several minor changes to the Guide were suggested during this discussion, but the EVE leadership decided not to make any further changes to the Guide. The comments and the rationale for not adjusting Guide are listed below:

  • Addition of a phrase or table indicating the contracting parties that provided information in order to clarify maps –Participants in the Guide are detailed in Figure 4 and 5, Section 2.2 Methodology.
  • Adjustment to paragraph 33, EU Labeling information – This information was provided by the contracting party.
  • Change to name of recommendation 5.2, Method of Stating Energy Consumption – This was discussed at length during revisions of Draft 4 and 5.
  • Clarification of ‘emissions’ in paragraph 83. a) – This can be considered if future work is pursued on this recommendation.

Finally, Mr. Olechiw also reminded the EVE IWG that during the 69th GRPE session later in the week there would be the final discussion of the Guide and anticipated approval; the Guide will then go to AC.3 for approval, which is anticipated at the November 2014 WP.29 session.

ACTION 1: Pending GRPE approval, the EVE Secretariat will facilitate the submission of the Guide as a formal document for the November 2014 WP.29 session.

35. The Chair of the IWG on EVE introduced GRPE-69-26 on recent meetings. He provided information on the draft regulatory reference guide (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13) and recommended its endorsement by GRPE. He reported that several minor changes had been suggested, but that the EVE leadership did not accept them. He presented GRPE-69-14-Rev.1 containing a proposal for a new mandate. GRPE endorsed the proposed Electric Vehicle Reference Guide, which would be submitted to WP.29 for consideration at its November 2014 session. Noting the concern raised by OICA about the wording “assuming that” as well as the position of the EC to be clarified at the June 2014 AC.3 session, GRPE welcomed in principle the proposal for the road map to develop a gtr by the EVE Group.

106. The representative of Canada reported on the results of the eighth and ninth meeting of the IWG on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE) (Geneva, 7 January 2014 and Ann Arbor, United States of America, 17-18 February 2014). She added that the draft Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide had been presented as an informal document, at the January 2014 session of GRPE and that the draft guide had been agreed on, in principle, at the subsequent meeting of the IWG. An updated version of the draft guide had been submitted as an official document for consideration at the June 2014 session of GRPE. AC.3 was expected to consider the reference guide at its November 2014 session. She reported that during the ninth EVE meeting the group decided to pursue a request for a new mandate post-2014 which would be considered informally at the June 2014 GRPE session. She announced that the next meeting of the IWG would be held in Geneva on 2 June 2014 in conjunction with the June 2014 session of GRPE.

Working Party on Pollution and Energy | Session 69 | 5-6 Jun 2014

Speaking to agenda item 2, Ms. Marchington reviewed document EVE-09-12e with a focus on action items. Ms. Marchington detailed which action items were completed or ongoing, including:

  • EVE-9 Action 1, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise draft 4 of the Guide according to EVE-9 discussion to produce draft 5, which will then be distributed to the EVE IWG for one week to allow for final comments.
  • EVE-9 Action 2, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise draft 5 of the Guide according to comment received, prepare a final draft of the Guide, and submit this to the GRPE Secretariat by March 7th, 2014.
    • See formal GRPE document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13
  • EVE-9 Action 3, completed: The US and China will draft a new EVE mandate proposal, informed by the European Commission’s proposal (EVE-09-08e) and share this with the Commission prior to the next EVE meeting (EVE-10).
    • Prior to the EVE-10 meeting, the new EVE mandate proposal was drafted and agreed to by the EVE leadership. The document was then distributed to European Union and GRPE Chair for comment and submitted informally to the GRPE Secretariat (GRPE-69-14).
  • EVE-9 Action 4, completed: The EVE Secretariat will follow-up with the GRPE Chair to clarify the timeline and process for completing a new EVE mandate request and ensure the proposal developed following the correct procedure.
    • Prior to the EVE-10 meeting, the EVE Secretariat was informed by the GRPE Chair that the following process would be ideal for approval of a new EVE mandate request: announcement to AC.3 about the upcoming request at the March 2014 WP.29 session, consideration of an informal document a the June 2014 GRPE and WP.29 sessions, and final adoption of the mandate document at the November 2014 WP.29 session.
  • EVE-9 Action 5, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise the EVE-10 agenda as required and post meeting documents on the EVE website closer to the meeting.

Mr. Olechiw introduced the document and the purpose of the discussion, which was to review changes made to the EV Regulatory Reference Guide from the EVE-9 meeting (February 2014) to its submission as a formal document to the GRPE Secretariat (early March 2014).

Ms. Marchington reminded the EVE IWG that during the EVE-9 meeting, the approach to review draft 4 of the Guide (EVE-09-03e) was to go through each chapter line-by-line to review comments received, to check if any meeting attendees had any new comments, and to ensure concurrence with wording from the EVE IWG. Details of this review, including all comments, the originator of each comment, and action taken as a result of the comment to produce a revised Guide (draft 5) are summarized in Appendix 1 of the EVE-9 meeting report (EVE-09-12e). Ms. Marchington also reminded the group that at the end of the EVE-9 meeting, participants agreed in principle with the whole document. Draft 5 of the Guide was then circulated for comment, and revised based on comments received, producing draft 6 or the final version of the Guide (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13).

A document comparing draft 4 of the Guide to draft 6 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13) was reviewed with EVE-10 participants, and key changes to text were highlighted. Several minor changes to the Guide were suggested during this discussion, but the EVE leadership decided not to make any further changes to the Guide. The comments and the rationale for not adjusting Guide are listed below:

  • Addition of a phrase or table indicating the contracting parties that provided information in order to clarify maps –Participants in the Guide are detailed in Figure 4 and 5, Section 2.2 Methodology.
  • Adjustment to paragraph 33, EU Labeling information – This information was provided by the contracting party.
  • Change to name of recommendation 5.2, Method of Stating Energy Consumption – This was discussed at length during revisions of Draft 4 and 5.
  • Clarification of ‘emissions’ in paragraph 83. a) – This can be considered if future work is pursued on this recommendation.

Finally, Mr. Olechiw also reminded the EVE IWG that during the 69th GRPE session later in the week there would be the final discussion of the Guide and anticipated approval; the Guide will then go to AC.3 for approval, which is anticipated at the November 2014 WP.29 session.

ACTION 1: Pending GRPE approval, the EVE Secretariat will facilitate the submission of the Guide as a formal document for the November 2014 WP.29 session.

35. The Chair of the IWG on EVE introduced GRPE-69-26 on recent meetings. He provided information on the draft regulatory reference guide (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13) and recommended its endorsement by GRPE. He reported that several minor changes had been suggested, but that the EVE leadership did not accept them. He presented GRPE-69-14-Rev.1 containing a proposal for a new mandate. GRPE endorsed the proposed Electric Vehicle Reference Guide, which would be submitted to WP.29 for consideration at its November 2014 session. Noting the concern raised by OICA about the wording “assuming that” as well as the position of the EC to be clarified at the June 2014 AC.3 session, GRPE welcomed in principle the proposal for the road map to develop a gtr by the EVE Group.

106. The representative of Canada reported on the results of the eighth and ninth meeting of the IWG on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE) (Geneva, 7 January 2014 and Ann Arbor, United States of America, 17-18 February 2014). She added that the draft Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide had been presented as an informal document, at the January 2014 session of GRPE and that the draft guide had been agreed on, in principle, at the subsequent meeting of the IWG. An updated version of the draft guide had been submitted as an official document for consideration at the June 2014 session of GRPE. AC.3 was expected to consider the reference guide at its November 2014 session. She reported that during the ninth EVE meeting the group decided to pursue a request for a new mandate post-2014 which would be considered informally at the June 2014 GRPE session. She announced that the next meeting of the IWG would be held in Geneva on 2 June 2014 in conjunction with the June 2014 session of GRPE.

Electric Vehicles and the Environment | Session 10 | 2 Jun 2014

Speaking to agenda item 2, Ms. Marchington reviewed document EVE-09-12e with a focus on action items. Ms. Marchington detailed which action items were completed or ongoing, including:

  • EVE-9 Action 1, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise draft 4 of the Guide according to EVE-9 discussion to produce draft 5, which will then be distributed to the EVE IWG for one week to allow for final comments.
  • EVE-9 Action 2, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise draft 5 of the Guide according to comment received, prepare a final draft of the Guide, and submit this to the GRPE Secretariat by March 7th, 2014.
    • See formal GRPE document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13
  • EVE-9 Action 3, completed: The US and China will draft a new EVE mandate proposal, informed by the European Commission’s proposal (EVE-09-08e) and share this with the Commission prior to the next EVE meeting (EVE-10).
    • Prior to the EVE-10 meeting, the new EVE mandate proposal was drafted and agreed to by the EVE leadership. The document was then distributed to European Union and GRPE Chair for comment and submitted informally to the GRPE Secretariat (GRPE-69-14).
  • EVE-9 Action 4, completed: The EVE Secretariat will follow-up with the GRPE Chair to clarify the timeline and process for completing a new EVE mandate request and ensure the proposal developed following the correct procedure.
    • Prior to the EVE-10 meeting, the EVE Secretariat was informed by the GRPE Chair that the following process would be ideal for approval of a new EVE mandate request: announcement to AC.3 about the upcoming request at the March 2014 WP.29 session, consideration of an informal document a the June 2014 GRPE and WP.29 sessions, and final adoption of the mandate document at the November 2014 WP.29 session.
  • EVE-9 Action 5, completed: The EVE Secretariat will revise the EVE-10 agenda as required and post meeting documents on the EVE website closer to the meeting.

Mr. Olechiw introduced the document and the purpose of the discussion, which was to review changes made to the EV Regulatory Reference Guide from the EVE-9 meeting (February 2014) to its submission as a formal document to the GRPE Secretariat (early March 2014).

Ms. Marchington reminded the EVE IWG that during the EVE-9 meeting, the approach to review draft 4 of the Guide (EVE-09-03e) was to go through each chapter line-by-line to review comments received, to check if any meeting attendees had any new comments, and to ensure concurrence with wording from the EVE IWG. Details of this review, including all comments, the originator of each comment, and action taken as a result of the comment to produce a revised Guide (draft 5) are summarized in Appendix 1 of the EVE-9 meeting report (EVE-09-12e). Ms. Marchington also reminded the group that at the end of the EVE-9 meeting, participants agreed in principle with the whole document. Draft 5 of the Guide was then circulated for comment, and revised based on comments received, producing draft 6 or the final version of the Guide (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13).

A document comparing draft 4 of the Guide to draft 6 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13) was reviewed with EVE-10 participants, and key changes to text were highlighted. Several minor changes to the Guide were suggested during this discussion, but the EVE leadership decided not to make any further changes to the Guide. The comments and the rationale for not adjusting Guide are listed below:

  • Addition of a phrase or table indicating the contracting parties that provided information in order to clarify maps –Participants in the Guide are detailed in Figure 4 and 5, Section 2.2 Methodology.
  • Adjustment to paragraph 33, EU Labeling information – This information was provided by the contracting party.
  • Change to name of recommendation 5.2, Method of Stating Energy Consumption – This was discussed at length during revisions of Draft 4 and 5.
  • Clarification of ‘emissions’ in paragraph 83. a) – This can be considered if future work is pursued on this recommendation.

Finally, Mr. Olechiw also reminded the EVE IWG that during the 69th GRPE session later in the week there would be the final discussion of the Guide and anticipated approval; the Guide will then go to AC.3 for approval, which is anticipated at the November 2014 WP.29 session.

ACTION 1: Pending GRPE approval, the EVE Secretariat will facilitate the submission of the Guide as a formal document for the November 2014 WP.29 session.

35. The Chair of the IWG on EVE introduced GRPE-69-26 on recent meetings. He provided information on the draft regulatory reference guide (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/13) and recommended its endorsement by GRPE. He reported that several minor changes had been suggested, but that the EVE leadership did not accept them. He presented GRPE-69-14-Rev.1 containing a proposal for a new mandate. GRPE endorsed the proposed Electric Vehicle Reference Guide, which would be submitted to WP.29 for consideration at its November 2014 session. Noting the concern raised by OICA about the wording “assuming that” as well as the position of the EC to be clarified at the June 2014 AC.3 session, GRPE welcomed in principle the proposal for the road map to develop a gtr by the EVE Group.

106. The representative of Canada reported on the results of the eighth and ninth meeting of the IWG on Electric Vehicles and the Environment (EVE) (Geneva, 7 January 2014 and Ann Arbor, United States of America, 17-18 February 2014). She added that the draft Electric Vehicle Regulatory Reference Guide had been presented as an informal document, at the January 2014 session of GRPE and that the draft guide had been agreed on, in principle, at the subsequent meeting of the IWG. An updated version of the draft guide had been submitted as an official document for consideration at the June 2014 session of GRPE. AC.3 was expected to consider the reference guide at its November 2014 session. She reported that during the ninth EVE meeting the group decided to pursue a request for a new mandate post-2014 which would be considered informally at the June 2014 GRPE session. She announced that the next meeting of the IWG would be held in Geneva on 2 June 2014 in conjunction with the June 2014 session of GRPE.