xEV Labels to Assist First and Second Responders, and Others
This recommended practice prescribes clear and consistent labeling methodology for communicating important xEV high voltage safety information. Examples of such information include identifying key high voltage system component locations and high voltage disabling points. These recommendations are based on current industry best practices identified by the responder community. Although this recommended practice is written for xEVs with high voltage systems, these recommendations can be applied to any vehicle type.
Rationale: High voltage electrification of the vehicle industry is increasing at a rapid pace globally. This propulsion technology in the automotive sector has raised new concerns for responders interfacing with xEVs. To assist responders to safely work in and around xEVs with this technology, several good practices have been identified by the automotive and responder industries to consistently and deliberately identify key components of the high voltage system and high voltage disabling points. This recommended practice has been created to document industry best practices for labeling key safety information on xEVs.
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