Guidelines for Electric Vehicle Safety
This SAE Information Report identifies and defines the preferred technical guidelines relating to safety for vehicles that contain High Voltage (HV), such as Electric Vehicles (EV), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV) and Plug-In Fuel Cell Vehicles (PFCV) during normal operation and charging, as applicable. Guidelines in this document do not necessarily address maintenance, repair, or assembly safety issues.
This document was generated to provide vehicle safety criteria for Electric Vehicles. It was the intent to include Hybrid vehicles for their High Voltage (HV) systems but we now have additional variations of Hybrid Electric (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV), Fuel Cell (FCV) and Plug-In Fuel Cell (PFCV) designs to mention a few. The architecture and the size and chemistry of EVs HV source, has also significantly changed since this document was issued due to newer technologies and packaging, and alternative High Voltage sources such as UltraCaps, etc have been included in designs. This document is being updated to include these variations and additions.
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