GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE REGULATIONS UPDATES IN JULY 2023

GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE REGULATIONS UPDATES IN JULY 2023

RELEASE DATE:2023-08-01 12:36

Brief: ATIC Global Vehicle Regulation Research Department reminds you that please pay attention to the following information for the update of global vehicle regulations in July 2023.




  • Australia updated the vehicle framework and officially releases ADR 108;
  • Mexico updated vehicle emission regulations;
  • Philippine released the Vehicle Fuel Economy Labeling Program (VFELP) guidelines;
  • New EU Battery Law Regulation officially released.

GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE REGULATIONS UPDATE SPOTLIGHT FOR JULY 2023
Australia: Australia has updated the whole vehicle framework for M,N,L,T(O) category vehicles on 5 July 2023, and the main new requirements for M,N category vehicles are as follows:
1) ADR 35/07- Commercial Vehicle Brake Systems;
2) ADR 80/04- Emission Control for Heavy Vehicles;
3) ADR 97/00 - Advanced Emergency Braking for Omnibuses, and Medium and Heavy Goods Vehicles;
4) ADR 98/00 & 98/01 - Advanced Emergency Braking for Passenger Vehicles and Light Goods Vehicles.

In addition, Australia released the official regulation of ADR 108 Reversing Technology on 12 July, and the main information is as follows:
1) Applicable models: MA(M1), MB(M1), MC(M1), MD1(M2), MD2(M2), MD3(M2), MD4(M2), ME(M3), NA(N1), NB1(N2), NB2(N2), NC(N3)
2) Effective Date:
New model vehicles: 1 November 2025
All vehicles: 1 November 2027
3) Technical requirements: ADR 108 and ECE R158 harmonised

Mexico: Mexico published on 4 July 2023 the draft vehicle emissions regulation PROY-NOM-167-SEMARNAT-2023, which is a revision of NOM-167-SEMARNAT-2017 and applies to vehicles circulating in Mexico City, Hidalgo, Estado de México, Morelos, Puebla, Querétaro and Tlaxcala. The regulation establishes the maximum permissible limits for the emission of tailpipe pollutants from motor vehicles, as well as the methodology, norms and procedures for testing through on-board diagnostic systems.

Philippines:The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued guidelines for the Vehicle Fuel Economy Labeling Program (VFELP) (DC 2023-05-0017), which requires local manufacturers/importers/distributors of vehicles, etc. to apply for fuel economy labels from the DOE; based on the VFELP program, DC 2023-05-0016 further stipulates that M1, N1, and L-type vehicles must report energy consumption and apply for a label to be affixed to the vehicle.

EU:The EU officially published the new Battery Law Regulation on 28 July 2023, which will come into force on 17 August 2023. This primary legislation process has been established, but the specific implementation details are to be developed in the secondary legislation, which has just begun.

According to the text of the regulation, For electric vehicle batteries, rechargeable industrial batteries with a capacity greater than 2kWh and LMT batteries a carbon footprint declaration shall be drawn up for each battery model per manufacturing plant, in accordance with the implementing act referred to in the fourth subparagraph and containing, at least, the following information:
(a) administrative information about the manufacturer;

(b) information about the battery model;

(c) information about the geographic location of the battery manufacturing plant;
(d) the carbon footprint of the battery, calculated as kg of carbon dioxide equivalent per one kWh of the total energy provided by the battery over its expected service life;
(e) the carbon footprint of the battery differentiated according to life cycle stage as described in point 4 of Annex II;
(f) the identification number of the EU declaration of conformity of the battery;
(g) a web link giving access to a public version of the study supporting the carbon footprint values referred to in points (d) and (e).

The carbon footprint declaration shall apply from:
(a) 18 February 2025 or 12 months after the date of entry into force either of the delegated act or of the implementing act respectively referred to in the fourth subparagraph, points (a) and (b), whichever is the latest, for electric vehicle batteries;
(b) 18 February 2026 or 18 months after the date of entry into force either of the delegated act or of the implementing act respectively referred to in the fourth subparagraph, points (a) and (b), whichever is the latest, for rechargeable industrial batteries except those with exclusively external storage;
(c) 18 August 2028 or 18 months after the date of entry into force either of the delegated act or of the implementing act respectively referred to in the fourth subparagraph, points (a) and (b), whichever is the latest, for LMT batteries;
(d) 18 August 2030 or 18 months after the date of entry into force either of the delegated act or of the implementing act respectively referred to in the fourth subparagraph, points (a) and (b), whichever is the latest, for rechargeable industrial batteries with external storage.

ATIC GLOBAL VEHICLE REGULATIONS DATABASE JULY 2023 UPDATE SUMMARY

Summary by region:

ECE: 28 updates
EU: 11 Updates
Australia : 2 updates
Philippines : 2 updates
Mexico : 2 updates
Canada : 1 update
Brazil : 1 update
Korea : 3 updates
United States : 1 update
Thailand : 3 updates
United Kingdom : 2 updates
Saudi : 1 update
Taiwan, China : 1 update
India : 9 updates

 

Summary by regulation status:

Formal Regulation: 23 updates

Draft: 44 updates

 

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