Quiet Road Transport Vehicles
Draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 540/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the sound level of motor vehicles and of replacement silencing systems (4 pages + Annex 3 pages, in English)
This draft delegated regulation aims to introduce the pause switch prohibition of the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) in Quiet Road Transport Vehicles (QRTV), such as hybrid electric or electric vehicles, equipped with AVAS, taking into account the corresponding requirements of UN Regulation No 138.01 on the approval of QRTV. Consequently, the draft delegated regulation amends Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) No 540/2014 on the sound emissions of motor vehicles, which allows for mandatory or optional AVAS pause switch and at the same time introduces the necessary administrative requirements in Annex I to the same Regulation. The AVAS requirements, updated through this amendment, are improved and aligned to internationally recognised regulation.