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ADR 81/02 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as amended, taking into account amendments up to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule) Amendment Instrument 2021 (No.2)
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Registered 18 Feb 2022
Start Date 30 Nov 2021
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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008

made under                 Section 12 of the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 

 

Compilation:               7 (up to and including Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule) Amendment Instrument 2021 (No.2))

 

Compilation Date:       30/11/2021

Volume 1                    contains Clauses 0.1–6 and Notes
Volume 2                    contains Appendix A
Volume 3                    contains Appendix B
Volume 4                    contains Appendix C

 

Compiled by:              Vehicle Safety Policy and Partnerships, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Contents

0.1        NAME OF STANDARD.. 3

1.      SCOPE.. 3

2.      applicability and implementation.. 3

3.      definitions. 3

4.      requirements. 3

5.      exemptions and alternative procedures. 4

6.      alternative standards. 5

NOTES. 6

 

 


 

0.1                                      NAME OF STANDARD

0.1.1                                This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 – Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008.

0.1.2                                This Standard may also be cited as ADR 81/02.

1.                                          SCOPE

1.1                                      This vehicle standard prescribes the requirements for the measurement of vehicle fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, energy consumption and range, and the design and application of fuel consumption labels and energy consumption labels to vehicles.

2.                                          applicability and implementation

2.1                                      This vehicle standard is applicable to all M and N category vehicles with a gross vehicle mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes, as provided in clause 2.2.

2.2                                      Except as specified in clause 2.3, This vehicle standard applies:

2.2.1                                from 1 October 2008 in relation to new model vehicles produced on or after 1 October 2008;

2.2.2                                from 1 April 2009 in relation to vehicles produced on or after 1 April 2009, other than new model vehicles referred to in clause 2.2.1.

2.3                                      This vehicle standard applies from 1 March 2011 in relation to pure electric vehicles and externally chargeable hybrid electric vehicles produced on or after 1 March 2011.

2.4                                      For the purposes of clause 2.2.1, a new model vehicle is a vehicle of a model first produced with a date of manufacture on or after 1 October 2008.

2.5                                      To the extent of any inconsistency, the applicability dates specified in clause 2.2. apply in lieu of any dates specified in Appendix B or Appendix C.

3.                                          definitions

3.1                                                  For the purposes of clause 2.4, ‘date of manufacture’ means, for a road vehicle entered onto the Register of Approved Vehicles under the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018, the date of that entry. Otherwise, the date the vehicle is available in Australia in a condition that will enable an ‘Identification Plate’ to be lawfully affixed to the vehicle.

4.                                          requirements

4.1                                      Every vehicle shall have applied to its windscreen a fuel consumption label or energy consumption label meeting the specifications of the appropriate label illustrated in Appendix A.

4.2                                      The fuel consumption label or energy consumption label shall be placed in a bottom corner of the front windscreen on the inside of the windscreen.

4.3                                      The fuel consumption label shall be applied to vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine only and to hybrid electric vehicles which are not externally chargeable.

4.4                                      The energy consumption label shall be applied to pure electric vehicles and to hybrid electric vehicles which are externally chargeable.

4.5                                      Subject to the requirements of paragraph 5.5 of Appendix B or Appendix C, the manufacturer shall report:

4.5.1                                for vehicles specified in clause 4.3, the three fuel consumption results and three carbon dioxide emissions results for the vehicle from Part One (urban) and Part Two (extra-urban) of the Type I test and from the full (combined) Type I test, as determined in accordance with Annex 6 or Annex 8 of Appendix B or Appendix C; and

4.5.2                                for vehicles specified in clause 4.4:

4.5.2.1                          the combined fuel consumption and combined carbon dioxide emissions results (if applicable) as determined in accordance with Annex 8 of Appendix B or Appendix C;

4.5.2.2                          the energy consumption results as determined in accordance with Annex 7 or Annex 8 of Appendix B or Appendix C; and

4.5.2.3                          the range as determined in accordance with Annex 9 of Appendix B or Appendix C.

4.6                                      The values displayed on the fuel consumption label shall be:

4.6.1                                for fuel consumption, the urban, extra-urban and combined values reported for the vehicle under clause 4.5.1; and

4.6.2                                for carbon dioxide emissions, the combined value reported for the vehicle under clause 4.5.1.

4.7                                      The values displayed on the energy consumption label shall be:

4.7.1                                for energy consumption and range, the values reported for the vehicle under clause 4.5.2; and

4.7.2                                if applicable, for fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, the combined value reported for the vehicle under clause 4.5.2.

5.                                          exemptions and alternative procedures

5.1                                      The following provisions of Appendix B and Appendix C are not applicable:

Section 3         Application for Approval

Section 4         Approval

Section 6         Modification and extension of approval of the approved type

Section 9         Conformity of Production

Section 10       Penalties for non-conformity of production

Section 11       Production definitely discontinued

Section 12       Names and addresses of technical services responsible for conducting approval tests and of administrative departments

Annex 1           Essential characteristics of the vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine only and information concerning the conduct of tests

Annex 2           Essential characteristics of the vehicle powered by an electric power train only and information concerning the conduct of tests

Annex 3           Essential characteristics of the vehicle powered by a hybrid electric power train and information concerning the conduct of tests

Annex 4           Communication

Annex 5           Arrangements of approval marks

5.2                                      References to ‘Regulation No. 83’ in Appendix B are amended to read ‘Appendix A of ADR 79/02’.

5.3                                      References to ‘Regulation No. 83’ in Appendix C are amended to read ‘Appendix A of ADR 79/03 or ADR 79/04’.

6.                                          alternative standards

6.1                                      Subject to clause 6.1.1, the values for fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, energy consumption and range declared for the vehicle by the manufacturer in accordance with the requirements of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regulation No. 101 UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF PASSENGER CARS POWERED BY AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE ONLY, OR POWERED BY A HYBRID ELECTRIC POWER TRAIN WITH REGARD TO THE MEASUREMENT OF THE EMISSION OF CARBON DIOXIDE AND FUEL CONSUMPTION AND/OR THE MEASUREMENT OF ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ELECTRIC RANGE, AND OF CATEGORIES M1 AND N1 VEHICLES POWERED BY AN ELECTRIC POWER TRAIN ONLY WITH REGARD TO THE MEASUREMENT OF ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ELECTRIC RANGE, are deemed to be equivalent to the values for fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, energy consumption and range required under clause 4.5 of this vehicle standard.

6.1.1                                The versions of UN ECE Regulation 101 deemed acceptable under clause 6.1 are UN ECE Regulation 101 Revision 2.


NOTES

This compilation of Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 includes all the instruments set out in the Table of Instruments.  The Table of Amendments provides a history of clauses that have been amended, inserted or deleted.

 

Table of Instruments

Name of Instrument

FRLI

Registration Date

Commencement Date

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008

29/02/2008 (see F2005L00649)

01/03/2008

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 1

19/06/2008 (see F2008L02124)

20/06/2008

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 2

15/09/2008 (see F2008L03455)

16/09/2008

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

28/09/2010 (see F2010L02537)

29/09/2010

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 4

16/02/2011 (see F2011L00271)

17/02/2011

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 5

30/09/2011 (see F2011L02009)

01/10/2011

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 6

15/05/2012 (see F2012L01037)

16/05/2012

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule) Amendment Instrument 2021 (No.2)

29/11/2021 (see F2021L01629)

30/11/2021

 

Table of Amendments

Clause affected

How affected

Amending instrument

0.1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule) Amendment Instrument 2021 (No.2)

0.2

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Legislation Act 2003 – section 48D

1.1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

2.2

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

2.3

ad

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

2.3

2.3à2.4

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

2.4

2.4à2.5

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

2.5

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

3.1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

3.1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule) Amendment Instrument 2021 (No.2)

4.1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

4.2

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4.3

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4.4

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4.5

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

4.5

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 6

4.6

ad

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

4.7

ad

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

5.1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 6

5.2

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 5

5.2

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 6

5.3

ad

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 6

6.1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

6.1

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 6

Appendix A

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

Appendix A

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 1

Appendix A

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 2

Appendix A

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 3

Appendix A

am

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 4

Appendix C

ad

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 81/02 — Fuel Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles) 2008 Amendment 6

Appendix C

rr

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule) Amendment Instrument 2021 (No.2)

 

ad = added or inserted

am = amended

del = deleted or removed

rr = removed and replaced

à = clause renumbered.  This takes the format of old no. à new no.