prEN ISO 24162

Test method for energy consumption of refuse collection vehicles prEN ISO 24162

General information

10.99 New project approved   Oct 11, 2023


CEN/TC 183 Waste management

European Norm


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:

Life cycle


prEN ISO 24162
10.99 New project approved
Oct 11, 2023


Adopted from ISO 24162 MODIFIED