FMVSS (FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD) 212/219/301 TESTING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES - ELECTRA VAN 600, EVA PACER

This report presents the results of two electric vehicle-to-NHTSA Fixed Test Device head-on crash tests. These tests were conducted to determine if the vehicles would comply with the fuel spillage requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 301, Fuel System Integrity, the windshield retention requirements of FMVSS 212, and the windshield zone intrusion requirements of FMVSS 219. The standard fixed barrier was replaced by the 40-load cell NHTSA Fixed Test Device. The electric vehicles tested in this report were: Electra Van 600, manufactured by Jet Industries, Inc., Austin, Texas and EVA Pacer, manufactured by Electric Vehicle Associates, Cleveland, Ohio. The Electra Van 600 was tested on June 13, 1979, at a speed of 30.34 mph, with the following results: (a) FMVSS 212 - 100% retention failure, (b) FMVSS 219 - inconclusive due to FMVSS 212 failure, (c) FMVSS 301 - 16.7 oz measured in 5 minutes, estimated 7 gallons lost during 90 degrees rollover. The EVA Pacer was tested June 14, 1979, at a speed of 30.53 mph, with the following results: (a) FMVSS 212 - 2.5 in. of windshield separation, (b) FMVSS 219 - 9/16 in. into lower right corner of windshield protected zone by hood corner, (c) FMVSS 301 - 0.33 oz collected transimpact, 27 oz during 90 degrees rollover. Tank completely drained after 180 degrees roll. Small fire occurred immediately after impact.

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    Dynamic Science

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Yee, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 179 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3042-79-125 Final Rpt., HS-805 403
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01104
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1982 12:00AM