Each month, RegNet Solutions monitors new regulations, proposals, and other important developments in key automotive and motorcycle markets.
Beginning this month, we will post a brief blog update of notable regulatory updates. For a full list of updates in Excel, sign up here.
Notable in May:
EU Type Approval – Major Changes Coming
EU Regulation 2018/858 of 30 May 2018 (published in June of this year) repeals framework directive 2007/46, effective 1 September 2020. The Regulation, which is a “major overhaul” of the WVTA system covers motor vehicles and their trailers. It also amends emissions regulation 595/2009 and 715/2007.
EU Proposal 2018/286 includes changes to 2007/46 (the framework directive for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers) and 661/2009. The proposal makes mention of autonomous vehicles.
The UNECE released Global Technical Regulation No. 20 on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS). This is a new GTR that addresses in-use and after-crash requirements and covers electrical shocks, lithium-ion battery hazards, and Rechargeable Electrical Energy Storage Systems. Category 1 and Category 2 vehicles are in scope for this GTR.
Canada released Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection, a Technical Standards Document (TSD) based on the US FMVSS 305, which was published last September. The Canadian TSD is effective as of 18 May 2018 and has a mandatory compliance date of 22 December 2019.
OICA released several position statements in the UN GRPE working group, including one on Heavy Duty Vehicle emissions – with a handy regional implementation calendar – and a statement on Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
Stay tuned! Next month, we will publish a wrap-up of the first half of 2018.