Document Title: Proposal for a new global technical regulation on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP)
Document Reference Number: WP.29/2014/27
Text of the proposed new GTR on light vehicle emissions and fuel consumption as approved at the November special session of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy and submitted to the Forum for consideration and adoption at its March 2014 session.
8. AC.3 agreed with the proposal by the EC and Japan to start working on the development of the first amendment to the WLTP UN GTR (as defined in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/27, filed for consideration and possible adoption by WP.29 in March 2014, jointly with ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/28, the final report on this activity). The formal endorsement of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/30, containing detailed information on the organization of the WLTP informal working group and a proposal for the extension of its mandate until the November 2016 is scheduled for the March 2014 session of WP.29.
14. The GRPE Chair recalled that the WLTP UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/27) is scheduled to be considered by WP.29 in March 2014, jointly with the technical report on this activity (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/28). He noted that the technical report is referencing the detailed reports on the activities of the WLTP subgroups on the Development of the Harmonized Cycle (DHC) and the Development of the Test Procedure (DTP) (GRPE-68-03 and GRPE-68-04). GRPE endorsed GRPE-68-03 and GRPE-68-04.
79. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed draft UN GTR on WLTP (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/27 and its Corr.1) was established in the UN Global Registry on 12 March 2014 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, South Africa and Turkey.
80. The technical report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/28) and the adopted proposal for the development of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/26 and its Add.1) will be appended to the established UN GTR.
81. The representative of the Republic of Korea welcomed this new UN GTR which is closely related to fuel efficiency. He stated that his country was making every effort to provide consumers with accurate information. He announced that his country would contribute in the work of the IWG for developing Phase 2 of the UN GTR.
82. The representative of the United States of America abstained. He explained that the existing requirements in his country provided significant controls, covered many different operating systems and applied to various pile requirements. It was also explained that his
country still needed to verify the equivalence of the provisions of the UN GTR with their current national regulations. However, he stated that his country supported the UN GTR and looked forward to further contributing to aligning the two sets of regulations as part of future WLTP work. The representative of Canada also abstained providing similar justifications.
83. The representative of Germany welcomed the establishment of the UN GTR on WLTP which completes the emissions requirements for all categories of vehicles covered by UN GTRs. He thanked the co-sponsors of the UN GTR, all experts of GRPE, WLTP informal groups and task forces for their longstanding efforts.