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CHANGES are being made by the European Parliament and Council to WLTP that create the need for the re-certification of vehicles.
The move is called the ‘Second Act’ and include several changes to the pollution norms for each type of powertrain.
The ‘Second Act’ is an iteration to the existing roadmap that will see full WLTP implemented on 6 April 2020.
It covers some developments within the testing regulations.
The purpose is to improve the emission type approval tests and procedures for light passenger and commercial vehicles, including those for in-service conformity and real-driving emissions, as well as introducing devices for monitoring the consumption of fuel and electric energy.
Beth Davies, product manager at cap hpi, said: “The WLTP ‘Second Act’ certification is a revision of the existing WLTP testing regime and is coming into force throughout 2019. It applies to passenger cars and LCVs.
Vehicles will not be physically tested but instead processed through revised algorithms and confirmed as re-certified. We are not expecting to see values change for this process.
“The revisions take into account the introduction of RDE at the type-approval stage, and also the new evaporative emissions test.
“This takes into account the technological progress in the control of evaporative emissions from petrol vehicles and adapts that procedure to the WLTP test procedure and introduces new provisions for sealed tanks.”
The new ‘second act’ identifier will be included in cap hpi New Vehicle Data as they are received, and the identifier can be found in the Emissions Test Cycle field.
The new data will feed into wider cap hpi products such as Valuation Anywhere and Cap Connect. Any vehicles that are yet to be re-certified will continue to be shown as ‘NEDC Correlated’.
Davies said: “We have already started receiving information on re-certified vehicles from manufacturers, and we expect activity to increase in the coming months. We encourage customers to ensure they can view the relevant field in NVD for the flag.”
The changes mean all vehicles must be re-certified by 31 August to be able to be sold from 1 September 2019.
Any vehicles built before 31 May 2019 could be approved for derogation if derogation is applied, if it is not, all models and derivatives must be registered before 1 September or re-certified.
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