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Notice about the Amendment of UN Regulation No.100 (Battery electric vehicle safety) - 02 Series

2013/08/20Japan

As of 15 July 2013 all 58 Contracting Parties must apply UN Regulation No. 100-02

The amended 02 Series of the UN Regulation No. 100 (Battery electric vehicle safety) was adapted at the UNECE (UN Economic Commission for Europe) World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP29*1). The amendment includes safety requirements with respect to the Rechargeable Energy Storage System (REESS). The amendment is binding upon all Contracting Parties (member countries) applying Regulation No. 100 as of 15 July 2013, and applicable for all vehicles and REESS that desire new approval on and after 15 July 2013*2.

The UN regulations contain provisions for vehicles, their systems, parts, and equipment related to safety and environmental aspects. The regulations include performance-oriented test requirements, as well as administrative procedures. The administrative procedures address the type approval of vehicle systems, parts and equipment as well as the conformity of production to prove the manufacturer’s ability to produce a series of products that exactly match the type approval specifications, and the mutual recognition of the type approvals granted by Contracting countries.

The scope of the UN Regulation No.100-02 is as follows. The important point of the modification is that REESS has been added and various tests such as vibration test, mechanical shock test and fire resistance test are now required.

The regulation is made out of two parts.

Part I

  • Electric power train of road vehicles of categories M and N, with a maximum design speed exceeding 25 km/h, equipped with one or more traction motor(s) operated by electric power and not permanently connected to the grid.
  • High voltage components and systems which are galvanically connected to the high voltage bus of the electric power train.

Part II

  • Rechargeable Energy Storage System (REESS) of road vehicles of categories M and N equipped with one or more traction motor(s) operated by electric power and not permanently connected to the grid. *This does not apply to REESS(s) whose primary use is to supply power for starting the engine and/or lighting and/or other vehicle auxiliaries systems.

TÜV Rheinland Japan's Kansai Technology Assessment Center is appointed as UN Regulation No. 100test facility. TUV Rheinland is accredited as a certification body by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority to provide type approval testing (E-Mark).

*1) WP 29: The unique worldwide regulatory forum within the institutional framework of the UNECE's Inland Transport Committee. The UN Agreement adopted in 1958 provides the legal framework allowing Contracting Parties (member countries) attending the WP 29 sessions to establish regulatory instruments concerning motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.

*2) WP 29 The Secretary General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary communicated the following "Within the period of six months following the date of depositary notification C.N.59.2013.TREATIES-XI.B. 16.100 of 15 January 2013, none of the Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 100 expressed disagreement with the proposed amendments. Therefore, in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 12 of the Agreement, the proposed amendments are considered to be adopted and are binding upon all Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 100 as of 15 July 2013.

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