Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2019.01.28
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
European Commission
Regions Affected
European Commission EU-TBT Enquiry Point Fax: +(32) 2 299 80 43 E-mail: grow-eu-tbt@ec.europa.eu Website: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tbt/en/
Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Draft Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1230/2012 as regards type-approval requirements for certain motor vehicles fitted with elongated cabs and for aerodynamic devices and equipment for motor vehicles and their trailers (5 pages + 30 pages of annexes, in English)</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">New motor vehicles and their trailers, as well as separate technical units and components intended for such vehicles.</p>
Description of Content

The main objective of this draft Commission Regulation is to set out type-approval requirement for devices or equipment that are designed to reduce the aerodynamic drag of heavy duty vehicles or their trailers and may protrude beyond the outermost part of those vehicles (at the front, back and/or laterally). Such devices can improve the aerodynamic performance of vehicles and have the potential to provide important benefits in terms of CO2 emission reduction and fuel savings. The proposal also envisages the possibility for extra weight allowance for motor vehicles powered with alternative fuel (e.g. hydrogen, electricity, etc.).

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">Protection of human health and safety, as well as environment protection.</span></p>
Relevant Documents
  • Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning type-approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles, their trailers and systems, components and separate technical units intended therefor EUR-Lex - 32009R0661 - EN - EUR-Lex
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 1230/2012 of 12 December 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to type-approval requirements for masses and dimensions of motor vehicles and their trailers and amending Directive 2007/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council¬†EUR-Lex - 32012R1230 - EN - EUR-Lex
Final Date of Comments
2019.03.29
Contact Details
European Commission EU-TBT Enquiry Point Fax: + (32) 2 299 80 43 E-mail: grow-eu-tbt@ec.europa.eu The text is available on the EU-TBT Website : http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tbt/en/
Document Online Link (EN)
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