GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE REGULATIONS UPDATES IN OCTOBER 2023

GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE REGULATIONS UPDATES IN OCTOBER 2023

RELEASE DATE:2023-11-06 22:11

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 October 2023.




  • GCC releases list of 2025 Model Year regulations;
  • Saudi Arabia releases draft revised technical regulations for electric vehicles; 
  • Argentina released a draft technical regulation on electric vehicles for comment.

GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE REGULATIONS UPDATE SPOTLIGHT FOR OCTOBER  2023
GCC: GCC released GSO Technical Regulations MV 2025 MY-D2 on September 30, 2023. The main changes are as follows:

1. All motor vehicles exported to GSO member countries must upload their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on Mutabiq and perform the necessary activation.(new)

2. Enforce emission limits:
For petrol engines: Pollutant emission limits from motor vehicles in Saudi Arabia should comply with Euro 5 standards*. (new)
For diesel engines:
1) Vehicle pollutant emission limits in Oman and Kuwait should be lower than Euro 4 standards. (formerly Bahrain and Oman)
2) Vehicle pollutant emission limits in the UAE and Bahrain should comply with Euro 4 standards. (formerly UAE and Kuwait)

3. Implement AM/FM/T-DAB+ terrestrial radio receiver specifications:
AM/FM/T-DAB+ is not required in countries other than the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. (Originally Kuwait also has requirements)

4. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:
1) The following new regulations are added for school buses:
SASO 3008:2022 School buses-Pedestrian safety devices
SASO 3009:2022 School buses - Roof strength
SASO 3010:2022 School buses - Body joint strength
SASO 3011:2022 School buses-Rear crash test using moving barrier
2) The following new regulations are added for ground navigation equipment:
SASO CITC RI 091:2021* Specification for Ground Navigation Equipment
3) The following new regulations are added for road vehicles:
SASO 3004:2022 Road vehicles - Controls, tell-tales and indicators
SASO 3005:2022 Road vehicles - Windshield defrosting and defogging systems
SASO 3006:2022 Road vehicles - Accelerator control systems
SASO 3007:2022 Road vehicles - Windshield wiping and washing systems
SASO 2971:2021 Tow Trucks

5. Engine pollutant requirements:
- In the Saudi Arabian market, light-duty diesel/petrol engines should comply with Euro 5 standards for suitable fuels; (originally only required for diesel)
According to ECE No 83 (Rev.5) "Uniform regulations for the approval of pollutant emissions from vehicles based on engine fuel requirements". (originally unspecified version)
- In the Saudi Arabian market, heavy-duty diesel engines should comply with Euro V standards for applicable fuels; (New)
According to ECE 49 (Rev.7) "Uniform regulations on measures to prevent the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from compression ignition engines and positive ignition engines used in vehicles". (originally unspecified version)

Saudi Arabia:
Saudi Arabia released a revised draft of electric vehicle technical regulations for comments on October 26, 2023. The feedback period is from October 26, 2023 to December 25, 2023.

The updating covers the following:
- Amendments to Article (1) Terms and Definitions.
- Amendments to Article (2) Scope.
- Amendments to Article (3) Objectives.
- Amendments to Article (4) Supplier Obligations.
- Amendments to Article (5) Conformity Assessment Procedures.
- Amendments to Article (10) Transitional Provisions.
- Amendments to Annex (1-A), list of relevant standards.
- Amendments to Annex 2: Essential requirements for electric vehicles.
- Adding Annex No. (3) Electrical charging connectors.

Argentina: Argentina released a draft of technical regulations for electric vehicles on October 4, 2023. The regulations are based on UN R100.03 Series and FMVSS 305.

ATIC GLOBAL VEHICLE REGULATIONS DATABASE OCTOBER 2023 UPDATE SUMMARY

Summary by region: 

ECE: 38 updates 
EU: 3 updates 
Argentina: 1 update 
South Korea: 4 updates 
Brazil: 1 update 
New Zealand: 1 update 
India: 5 updates 
Taiwan China: 2 updates 
Mainland China: 2 updates 
Saudi Arabia: 1 update 
Indonesia: 1 update 
Bay Area: 1 update 
Kuwait: 2 updates 
Egypt: 1 update 
South Africa: 1 update

Summary by regulation status:

Formal Regulation: 10 updates

Draft: 54 updates

 

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