A PROJECTION OF THE EFFECTS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON HIGHWAY ACCIDENT STATISTICS
The paper develops estimates of the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities which might result from introduction of electric and hybrid vehicles into the general passenger vehicle fleet. The desirability of imposing existing or new safety standards on these vehicles is considered. It is concluded that most of the current motor vehicle safety standards would have to be modified or waived in part in order for electric vehicles to satisfy the letter of the law. The preliminary analysis presented here indicates that selected waiving of safety regulations would not significantly increase the probability of serious injury and death in urban applications.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- O'Day, J
- Huang, Liysheng
- Bunch, H M
- Publication Date: 1978-2
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash rates; Crash severity; Crash types; Electric vehicles; Fatalities; Hybrid vehicles; Injuries; Safety; Standards; Traffic crashes
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00193325
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780158
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM