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55. The Chair of IWG on EVE presented the status report introducing the latest activities of the group (GRPE-85-42). He explained that after the intense period of activity to finalize the proposal for a new UN GTR on in-vehicle battery durability, the IWG would resume its activity in the forthcoming weeks, with potential updates to UN GTR No. 21 and extended scope for the UN GTR on in-vehicle battery durability.
56. The representative from OICA sought clarification on the potential activity on life cycle assessment that GRPE is contemplating and the link with the IWG on EVE activity on “stating energy consumption of EVs”. The Chair of the IWG on EVE reminded GRPE that the IWG on EVE thought the activity on “stating energy consumption of EVs” was not best suited to EVE and that the IWG was focusing on a collaboration with the Group of Expert on Energy Efficiency (GEEE) of the Energy Division of the UNECE. The secretariat added that in the follow-up of the workshop organized in May 2021, the secretariat had reached out to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as advised by the group discussion during the workshop. He added that further investigations were on-going to assess potential activities of interest to IEC, GRPE and the IWG on EVE.
58. The representative from OICA introduced GRPE-85-36 introducing its view on the forthcoming activity on heavy duty battery durability. The Chair of the IWG on EVE asked, according to the view of the representative from OICA, whether some part of the UN GTR developed for light duty vehicles would potentially be usable for heavy duty applications, or a whole new UN GTR would be needed. The representative from OICA said a new UN GTR would probably be more appropriate, with some elements from the light duty UN GTR potentially be used.
59. The Chair of the IWG on EVE introduced GRPE-85-43 as revised Terms of References (ToRs) for the IWG, with clarifications added to the leadership team of the IWG. GRPE adopted GRPE-85-43.