Motor Vehicle Noise Update

Working Party Council to further discuss proposal on 15 April

The Council’s Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles), having  experts of all MS on board,   scheduled further discussions on the motor vehicle noise at a meeting on 15 April.

The proposed Regulation will repeal Directive 70/157/EEC which sets out the test method for noise emissions and aims to reduce noise emissions from all new types of passenger cars, vans, busses, coaches, light and heavy trucks. The Commission proposes to reduce noise emissions from motor vehicles in a number of ways:

1) A new test method for assessing noise emissions;

2) Lower noise limit values (noise limit values would be lowered in two steps of each 2dB for light and medium size vehicles, and for heavy vehicles in a first step of 1 and a second step of 2 dB

3) Additional sound emission provisions in the test procedure;

4) Minimum noise requirements for electric and electric-hybrid vehicles(AVAS)

As we all know, due to the altered testmethod and some of the amendments during the discussions in the EP,  the real reduction will be very, very low. I guess around 1 dB! This was confirmed during the AIA-DAGA congress last week in Merano by a representative of the European Commission. The Council’s Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) discussed the proposal on motor vehicle sound level at a meetings on 12 March 2013 and on 20 February 2013. Next steps to be taken:

The final text of the EP 1st reading position is expected to be made available shortly.The Council’s Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) will further examine the proposal on 15 Apri

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