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Test method for energy consumption of refuse collection vehicles


This document specifies a uniform, reproducible testing process for various drive units, chassis, constructions and lifting devices for the refuse collection vehicles described in EN 1501 (all parts, excluding EN 1501-4), with which a comparison for energy consumption can be performed. This specification defines criteria for a reference area with regard to a synthesized tour (test circuit). This therefore serves to determine a representative test circuit and/or data for a software calculation tool, e.g. VECTO). NOTE: VECTO (Vehicle Energy Consumption calculation TOol) is a simulation tool that has been developed by the European Commission for determining CO2 emissions and fuel consumption from heavy duty vehicles with a gross vehicle mass above 3 500 kg. URL: https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/vehicles/vecto entab-0-0





Planned document number

DIN EN ISO 24162

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 051-03-06 AA - Environmental efficiency of municipal vehicles  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 183 - Waste management  

previous edition(s)

Refuse collection vehicles - Environmental efficiency - Part 1: Requirements on the test procedure for energy consumption at the collection area

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