An introduction to the Automotive EMC Regulations

Updated for 2020 – Now covering UNECE R10.06 and including PHEV & EV

Almost all electrical and electronic devices fitted to most road-going vehicles, including after-market equipment, have to comply with UNECE Regulation 10.06 on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

Automotive EMC Directive 2004/104/EC was repealed in November 2014 and since then vehicle and component EMC certification has been via ECE Regulation 10.

ECE Regulation 10.06 contains specific requirements for the EMC testing and certification of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), particularly the components that interface to the mains power supply or off-vehicle charging equipment.  These tests can be performed either on the whole vehicle or component parts.

Some components, e.g. aftermarket components with no immunity related functions, for vehicles can be ‘CE’ marked to the general EMC Directive, but must still meet the technical requirements specified in ECE 10.06. A harmonised standard (EN 50498) has been produced to encapsulate these requirements.

Other components must be ‘E’ marked to the UNECE requirements, needing third-party testing and approval granted by the Department of Transport of a Member State.   Self-certification is not an option.

This automotive EMC training course provides an introduction to the current set of Automotive EMC standards and UNECE Regulation 10.06. It also includes an in-depth treatment of some of the failings of the standards when applied to more modern technology, and relevant immunity and emissions requirements.

This course is available on request at a location of your choice. Please contact our York office on 0330 430 3456 or email to enquire.