Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements for L-category Vehicles (EPPR)
The next EPPR session will be held during 25-27 Feb 2020.
The informal working group on environmental and propulsion performance requirements for L-category vehicles aligns with an initiative by the European Commission to revise type approval procedures for such vehicle types (see Regulation (EU) No 168/2013).
L-category vehicle is the family name of light vehicles such as powered cycles, mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles used in UN type-approval regulations. Category 3 is the counterpart class used by Global Technical Regulations.
In order to promote harmonization, the European Commission is pursuing the development of new laws under the proposed EU type-approval system for L-category vehicles through this informal group.
The EPPR group is developing new provisions concerning the following environmental performance assessment test:
- I Tailpipe emissions test after cold start;
- II Tailpipe emissions test at (increased) idle / free acceleration test;
- III Emission test of crankcase gasses;
- IV Evaporative emissions test;
- V Durability testing of pollution control devices;
- VII Measurement of energy efficiency (CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, electric energy consumption and electric range determination);
- VIII environmental on-board diagnostic verification tests as well as functional on-board diagnostics.
- Test VI: Cold ambient emissions is considered outside the scope of this effort.
Revisions to GTR No. 2 (WMTC) will address test types I, II, and VII while new Global Technical Regulations are expected on “crankcase and evaporative emissions” (IV and III, respectively), OBD (VIII), and, in a second phase, on durability and “propulsion unit performance requirements”.
The initial completion date for the first phase of work was June 2016; however, a proposal is under consideration to extend the EPPR group mandate into 2020.
The EPPR informal group has set up a page for its OBD 2 Correspondence Group with documents covering the motorcycle on-board diagnostics work.
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