COMPLIANCE AND CRASHWORTHINESS TESTS ON AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE-1975 METRO-ELECTRIC 4-DOOR SEDAN

A 1975 Metro-Electric 4-door sedan was subjected to pendulum and low speed barrier impact tests to determine compliance with FMVSS 215. It was later subjected to a 30-mph barrier impact test to obtain data relative to FMVSS 204, 212, and 301. The vehicle did not appear to meet the requirements of FMVSS 215 and 301. A small electrical shock and fire hazard existed after the 30-mph barrier impact test. A Part 572 dummy which occupied the right front passenger seat developed a HIC of 631 and a chest severity index of 262.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

    1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Enserink, E
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-462 Final Rpt., 3967-77-83
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01104
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1979 12:00AM