NHTSA proposes rules to prevent electric shock in EVs
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules to prevent electric shock for drivers, passengers or anyone coming in contact with electric vehicles, such as rescue workers.
The rules are designed to protect against direct and indirect contact of high-voltage sources during everyday operation of electric-powered vehicles, NHTSA said in the Federal Register notice. The proposal also includes an optional method for preventing post-crash injuries.
U.S. DOT will take comments on the proposed rules until early May.Download Bulletin PDF