- January 21, 2020
Draft UN Regulation on new vehicle emissions
Consumers need to be confident in car manufacturers’ emissions information when choosing which new model to buy. UNECE will make it easier for countries around the world to implement state of the art emissions test procedures with a new UN Regulation featuring the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
Towards a single type approval for major markets
The draft UN Regulation was endorsed on 17 January by the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE). It will now be submitted to the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulation (WP.29) for adoption at its next meeting in June 2020, and entry into force in January 2021.
Once in force, the majority of cars sold worldwide will comply with some of the most stringent emissions requirements in the world.
Vehicle manufacturers will then be able to acquire a single approval for all major markets adopting this regulation - the 53 countries that are signatories to the 1958 Agreement as well as other countries which unilaterally adopt UN Regulations.
The draft UN Regulation builds on the Global Technical Regulation for WLTP adopted by the World Forum in 2015, adding administrative provisions, conformity of production, durability and pollutant emission limits.
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