Approval of 12V motor-generators for passenger cars

The Commission has published the implementing decision on the approval of efficient 12 V motor-generators for use in conventional combustion engine powered passenger cars as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 443/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

The efficient generator function of the 12 V motor-generator, i.e. of the i-STARS belt-driven starter-alternator, as described in the application by Valeo Electrical Systems, is approved as an innovative technology within the meaning of Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 443/2009. The manufacturer may apply for certification of the CO2 savings from one or several efficient 12 V motor-generators intended for use in conventional combustion-engine-powered M1 vehicles, provided that each motor-generator complies with the conditions.

Please follow this link to access the Commission Implementing Decision.


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