|World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 186 | 7-11 Mar 2022|
136. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposal for a new UN GTR on In-vehicle battery durability for electrified vehicles (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/45 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2022/46) was adopted on 9 March 2022 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden), India, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Tunisia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America.
137. The Chair emphasized the importance of the proposal for a new UN GTR on In-vehicle Battery Durability for Electrified Vehicles and invited the Chair of GRPE to provide a brief introduction to the proposal.
138. The Chair of GRPE underlined the relevance of the proposal to AC.3, and acknowledged the cooperation of all parties involved in the development of the UN GTR proposal and for the great achievement on this key issue for future attractiveness of electrified powertrains. He also underlined the importance of the proposal to help decarbonization of the transport sector and thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
139. He highlighted the consistent engagement by experts from Canada, China, Japan, Korea, the United States of America, the European Union and other key stakeholders for the seamless collaboration in developing the harmonized proposal submitted to AC.3 vote. He finalized by adding that the minimum performance requirements were included in the proposal for battery energy content and that driving range as well as extension of the scope to heavier vehicles categories were part of forthcoming activities.
140. The representative from Korea insisted on the importance of providing robust electrified vehicles to the market, given the sharp increase of electric vehicle registrations in recent months. He added that consumer acceptance needed continuous consideration for safe and environmentally friendly deployment of electrified vehicles, as provided by this UN GTR proposal. He concluded by confirming that Korea would continue supporting all activities on that topic.
159. No further updates were provided to AC.3 as the draft UN GTR had been adopted under agenda item 14.