APPLICABILITY OF SAFETY STANDARDS TO ELECTRIC AND HYBRID-VEHICLES

The same level of safety should be provided in vehicles participating in the initial demonstration fleets under Public Law 94-413 as currently exists in conventional vehicles. At least one electric vehicle (the Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar) which has been sold in the United States has a level of safety which is well below the minimum standard that should be allowed for initial vehicles. This particular vehicle should not be considered typical, however, in terms of the level of safety achievable in electric vehicles. A number of specifications peculiar to the electric vehicle are recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 27 February-3 March 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • MacLaughlin, T F
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780156 Preprint, HS-025 311U
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1985 12:00AM