This document is a progress report to the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) on the development of the draft gtr for electric vehicle safety (EVS), as recommended by the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) at its May 2014 session. An extension of the mandate for the informal working group (IWG) is requested.
119. The representative of the United States of America informed the Committee that since the previous session, there had not been any meeting of the IWG on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS). He announced that the next meeting would be held in the third week of November 2014 in the Republic of Korea.
99. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the co-sponsors of the UN GTR, informed AC.3 through the second progress report (WP.29-163-22) on the fifth meeting of the IWG (13-15 May 2014, Washington D.C.). He outlined the main items of discussion on: (i) research and rulemaking activities of Contracting Parties, (ii) UN GTR outline, road map of work and timeline, (iii) development of the UN GTR in one phase and, (iv) establishment of a new Task Force to investigate a possible extension of the UN GTR scope to include buses and trucks. He sought AC.3 endorsement of this extension until December 2015 to complete research and submit a draft UN GTR to GRSP at that time. He finally informed AC.3 on the next meeting of the IWG scheduled on 18-20 November 2014 in the Republic of Korea. AC.3 endorsed the extension of the mandate and requested the secretariat to distribute WP.29-163-22 at its November 2014 session with an official symbol.