Article 1, # 1’2020

Oleksiy Klimenko, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Deputy Head of
the Research Laboratory of Fuels and the Environment, Deputy
Head for Scientific and Technological Development of the Road
Vehicle Testing Centre, the State Enterprise «State Road Transport
Research Institute», e-mail:,
ORCID: 0000-0002-2323-6839;
Vladimir Sotsky, Auditor for Conformity Assessment of
Technical Regulations Products Requirements, Auditor
for Certification of Road Vehicles, Their Components
and Accessories, e-mail:;
Anton Shchelkunov, Director General of the Transport Security
Directorate of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine,
Ruslan Kyrychenko, Head of the Expert Group on Technical
Regulation of the Transport Security Directorate of the Ministry
of Infrastructure of Ukraine, e-mail:;
Vladimir Ageev, Ph.D., First Deputy Director for Research of
the State Enterprise «State Road Transport Research Institute»,
e-mail:, ORCID:0000-0002-5701-2518;
Viktor Ustymenko, Ph.D., Head of the Research Laboratory
of Fuels and the Environment, Deputy Head of the Road Vehicle
Testing Centre, the State Enterprise «State Road Transport
Research Institute», e-mail:,
ORCID: 0000-0003-3657-077Х;
Yurii Gutarevych, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor,
Head of the department of «Engines and Heating Engineering»,
the National Transport University,
e-mail:, ORCID: 0000-0002-4939-4384


DOI: 10.33868/0365-8392-2020-1-261-2-13

Abstract. Key aspects, problematic issues, and the proposals for implementation of possible variant of an efficient system of labeling of road vehicles
regarding an actual level of environmental hazard (LEH) in the unified system of coordinates are considered. It is taking into account vehicle age, technical
condition and other factors, and based on available data on vehicle`s design and indicators, defined not only by the standards of the European Union
(environmental standards “Euro”) but also by the standards of other regions of the world, in particular, the North American market. The proposed system
can serve as a fundamental element in promoting the development of international trade and improving the quality of vehicle fleet upgrades in Ukraine,
reducing the tax burden on citizens during the acquisition of vehicles (which makes it possible to invest in more modern and environmentally friendly
vehicles), due to the introduction in Ukraine, similarly with the practice of EU Member States, of a differentiated and fair fiscal policy using the “polluter
pays” principle, and other instruments to encourage the use of more environmentally friendly vehicles, differentiated restrictions and preferences for access
to infrastructure, including the establishment by local communities of a flexible system of differentiated ecological zones for transport. The proposed
universal, convenient and efficient LEH system, and appropriate labeling of vehicles of all major categories, will also stimulate the creation of a system of
restoration of the ecological properties of vehicles in the country by the planned replacement of the replacement elements of the exhaust gas after-treatment
systems, stimulate the “retrofitting” with the improvement of the ecological properties vehicles being in operation, and include in the same system both
“traditional” internal combustion engines and technology of electric vehicles as well.
Keywords: road vehicles, adduced pollutant`s emissions, labeling of environmental hazard (LEH).


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