The Euro 6d TEMP EVAP ISC emission standard will become mandatory for all newly registered vehicles with the second stage of the WLTP type test from September 1, 2019.
The WLTP procedure, which was introduced last year, will be further tightened by new technical requirements and the technical procedures involved in type testing will be increased yet further.
In Volkswagen models an activated charcoal filter in the tank system already prevents gasoline vapors from being released into the environment. In the past, this was tested in an airtight chamber for 24 hours. In the future, however, the period will be 48 hours – at constant limit values. The vehicles will be retrofitted with technology to meet these additional requirements.
Another major change with the second WLTP stage is the measurement of whether the emission limits are still met during vehicle operation. In future, vehicles up to five years old will be subjected to a random WLTP test. This field monitoring is carried out on selected vehicles with a mileage of up to 100,000km. Volkswagen uses a mobile exhaust gas measurement laboratory for on-site measurements of customer vehicles.
The first WLTP stage came into force for all new vehicles on September1, 2018. The fact that the next stage follows just one year later – and there will be others – is due to the procedure’s high complexity. The regulations, which will come into force in September 2019, also contain details about the previous procedure and thus provide legal certainty.