Proposal for a new Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles (HFCV)
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Transposition of the HFCV GTR into a UN Regulation with the exception of the deletion of references to liquefied hydrogen.

Reference Number: WP.29/2014/78
Date: 26 August 2014
Proposal Status: Adopted text published
Related Documents:
GRSP-55-28/Rev.2 | Draft Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles
GRSP-56-25 | Proposal of amendments to the UN Regulation on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Vehicles
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 164 | 11-14 Nov 2014

71(bis). The representative of OICA supported the adoption of the new draft UN Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles as submitted to WP.29 and AC.1. He pointed out that this draft also contains post-crash requirements, because it fully transposes UN GTR No. 13 into the 1958 Agreement framework. He added that the normal procedure would have been to insert these provisions in the relevant UN Regulations on frontal and lateral collision, such as UN Regulations Nos. 94 or 95, similar to the approach used for UN Regulation No. 100 (Safety of battery electric vehicles). Therefore, he suggested that GRSP should revise, in a further step, the UN Regulation focusing on safety requirements for the construction and use of HFCV vehicles, while the post-crash requirements would be transferred to the relevant post-crash Regulations under the 1958 Agreement. WP.29 endorsed this approach.