ABSTRACT: European Union laid down the Regulation (EU) 2021/535 as regards the general construction characteristics and safety, on 31 March 2021 for the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/2144, which will update and integrate the current nearly ten (EU) regulations of (EU) 19/2011, (EU) 1003/2010, (EU) 1008/2010, Nearly ten (EU) 1009/2010, (EU) 672/2010, (EU) 1005/2010, (EU) 109/2011, (EU) 65/2012, (EU) 130/2012 regarding the manufacturer’s statutory plate, space for mounting and fixing rear registration plates, windscreen wiper and washer systems, windscreen defrosting and demisting systems and so on. The new regulation will be officially implemented on July 6, 2022.
ATIC experts interpreted the regulations, identified the key points of the updates, and suggested that the relevant manufacturers keep an eye on the technical requirements changes of the manufacturer’s statutory plate and space for mounting and fixing rear registration plates.
THE CONTENCT OF REGULATORY REVISION
The new regulation (EU) 2021/535 involves the integration of nearly ten regulations, by making the current separate (EU) regulations as the annexes of the new regulations. It should be noted that the mainly technical requirements updating involved in the manufacturer’s statutory plate and space for mounting and fixing rear registration plates, ATIC experts identify the key points of the updates as follows:
Former (EU) regulation
(EU) 2021/535-Annex II
Manufacturer’s statutory plate and VIN
1. Requirement of height of the characters in statutory plate updated that the VIN shall not be less than 4 mm, others shall not be less than 2 mm”.
2. New requirement of Check digit in VIN.
(EU) 2021/535-Annex III
Space for mounting and fixing rear registration plates
1. Add requirement of front plate;
2. Update the radius of curvature of the Virtually flat surface of at least 3 000 mm
3. Requirement of the front and rear plate is as follows：
3.1. Holes or gaps if have in the surface to be covered by plate, shall be no more than 75 mm in height rather than 40mm;
3.2. Vertical transverse plane: height of the upper edge of the plate is changed from not more than 1.2m to 1.5 m;
3.3. The lower edge of plate from the ground surface: the minimum 0.1m for the front plate and 0.2m for the front plate; height of the upper edge of the plate is changed from not more than 1.2m to 1.5 m;
3.4. In Geometrical visibility，height of the upper edge of the plate from the ground surface is changed from not more than 1.2m to 1.5 m;
(EU) 2021/535-Annex IV
Windscreen wiper and washer systems
(EU) 2021/535-Annex V
(EU) 2021/535-Annex VI
Windscreen defrosting and demisting systems
1. The technical requirements remains, but the test requirements updated in battery conditions. Allowed the high voltage batteries of vehicles with an electric powertrain charged > 60 %.
(EU) 2021/535-Annex VII
(EU) 2021/535-Annex VIII
Spray suppression systems
(EU) 2021/535-Annex IX
Gear shift indicators
(EU) 2021/535-Annex X
(EU) 2021/535-Annex XI
Vehicle reversing motion
1.Add an explanation of “A brief delay between the moment the reversing mode is selected and the moment it is actually engaged is allowed”.
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