EU type approval of hydrogen-powered vehicles and their components after (EC) 79/2009 repeal

EU type approval of hydrogen-powered vehicles and their components after repeal of Regulation (EC) 79/2009

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Gain insights how the market entry of hydrogen-powered vehicles is regulated

Increasingly stringent regulations to reduce pollutant and CO2 emissions from road vehicles have raised enthusiasm for registering and developing hydrogen-powered vehicles in the European Union. This trend raises questions about how the market entry of hydrogen-powered vehicles is regulated.

The current legislative framework in the EU references three hydrogen-powered vehicles regulations which can be applied: Reg. (EC) 79/2009, Reg. (EU) 2021/535 and UN Regulation No 134, whereby Reg. (EC) 79/2009 is repealed in July 2022. This will lead to regulatory gaps since the scope of these regulations is not entirely congruent.

The white paper on hydrogen-powered vehicle regulations discusses the current status and possible solutions for this issue. As a first step, the European Union issued a regulation (EU) 2021/535, which also takes material compatibility of the hydrogen system or liquified hydrogen into account.

Another solution might be implementing relevant requirements from Reg. (EC) 79/2009 to other remaining hydrogen-powered vehicle regulations. It is also in the interest of manufacturers to address product liability issues not only by fulfilling type approval requirements but also qualifying their products according to relevant industry norms and standards. This becomes especially relevant if no regulation for type approval is in place.

WHY DOWNLOAD THE HYDROGEN-POWERED VEHICLES REGULATION WHITE PAPER?

TÜV SÜD's hydrogen-powered vehicles regulation webinar focuses on regulations and policies related to hydrogen-powered vehicles. The webinar may cover a range of topics, such as the current state of regulations and policies related to hydrogen-powered vehicles, and any upcoming changes or developments in this field.

During TÜV SÜD's hydrogen-powered vehicles regulation webinar, attendees can expect to learn about the various regulations that govern the production, distribution, and use of hydrogen fuel for vehicles.

• Get an overview of the current status of European legislation like Reg. (EC) 79/2009, Reg. (EU) 2021/535 and UN Regulation No 134.

• Learn more about the repealing of (EC) 79/2009 and the future legal framework for type approvals.

• Gain insights into possible future solutions to fill the regulatory gap and bring your hydrogen-powered vehicles safely to market.


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