Decision (EU) 2020/1102 on the approval of the technology used in a 48 Volt efficient motor-generator combined with a 48 Volt/12 Volt DC/DC converter for use in conventional combustion engine and certain hybrid electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles as an innovative technology pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council and by reference to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC)

Jurisdiction: EU

Commencement: 16 August 2020

Amends: Regulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council and by reference to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC)

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This Regulation sets CO2 emissions performance requirements for manufacturers of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, and premiums to be paid if they are exceeded.


The technology used in 48 Volt efficient motor-generators combined with 48 Volt/12 Volt DC/DC converters (“the approved technology”), outlined in Article 1 (a) & (b), is approved as an innovative technology as outlined in Article 11 of Regulation (EU) 2019/631 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles. Such innovative technology enables manufacturers and suppliers to help meet CO2 reduction targets. 

For manufacturers to use the reductions in COfrom the approved technology towards their targets, they must first have the CO2 savings certified 

Manufacturer applications for certification of CO2 savings using the approved technology

A manufacturer can apply to a type-approval authority* for certification of the CO2 savings from the use of the approved technology. Applications must be accompanied by a verification report from an independent and certified body confirming that the technology used meets relevant specifications. 

*The type-approval authority is the authority designated by each member state. It is given the responsibility of certifying that vehicle models meet all EU safety, environmental and conformity of production requirements before authorising it to be placed on the EU market. 

Where savings have been certified, the manufacturer must record the certified CO2 savings and the eco-innovation code (explained below) in the certificate of conformity for all vehicles concerned.  


The approved technology has been given the eco-innovation code 31. Certified CO2 savings recorded with reference to this code can only take into account the emissions of manufacturers for the calendar year 2020.  


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