Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE)

Regulation (UN/ECE) No. 134
   
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Organization

 Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations


Identification

Regulation (UN/ECE) No. 134
Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety relayed performance of hydrogen fuelled vehicles (HFCV) 


Scope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note

 

This Regulation applies to:

  1. Part I – Compressed hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen fuelled vehicles on their safety related performance;
  2. Part II – Specific components for compressed storage systems for hydrogen fuelled vehicles on their safety related performance:
  3. Part III – Hydrogen fuelled vehicles of category M and N incorporating compressed hydrogen storage system on its safety elated performance.

 

Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 of the EU parliament and of the council of 27 November 2019 on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, and systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users, amending Regulation (EU) 2018/858 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulations (EC) No 78/2009, (EC) No 79/2009 and (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulations (EC) No 631/2009, (EU) No 406/2010, (EU) No 672/2010, (EU) No 1003/2010, (EU) No 1005/2010, (EU) No 1008/2010, (EU) No 1009/2010, (EU) No 19/2011, (EU) No 109/2011, (EU) No 458/2011, (EU) No 65/2012, (EU) No 130/2012, (EU) No 347/2012, (EU) No 351/2012, (EU) No 1230/2012 and (EU) 2015/166” repeals EC79 as of July 1, 2022. This regulation specifies that UN Regulation No. 134 on uniform provision concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety-related performance of hydrogen-fueled vehicles (HFCV) (11) (‘UN Regulation No 134’) currently also applies in the Union in respect of type-approval of hydrogen systems in motor vehicles.   

So, EC79 is still acceptable on the market, if not even still much more desirable. Fact is UN134 is much less flexible in terms of replacing certified/type approved components. Type approvals per UN134 are also much more expensive and difficult to achieve.


Status

Published: 2019-05-17

 

 

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