Fabian Demicoli

Proposal for the approval of motor vehicles with regard to Electric Safety

  Background

  • Given the importance of reducing carbon emissions from road transport, and the price and security of oil supply, electric cars (hybrid and pure electric) may well be a viable alternative to traditional internal combustion engines using fossil fuels.
  • The adoption of the decision ensures a high level of public safety and the proper functioning of the internal market of electric vehicles that are being introduced on the market in increasing numbers.
  • UNECE Regulation No. 100 sets out safety requirements for the approval of vehicles equipped with an electric power train (full electric and hybrid vehicles).

Key points proposed for revision

  • Mandating UNECE Regulation 100 would ensure simplification of the approval procedure through harmonised requirements on electric safety.
  • The proposal aims at ensuring that all electric vehicles marketed in Europe are constructed according to a common safety standard and thereby protecting vehicle users from getting into contact with high voltage parts of the vehicle.
  • The proposal does not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve the objectives of ensuring the proper functioning of the internal market while at the same time providing for a high level of public safety and environmental protection.

Who will be effected

  • Type Approval Authorities, Manufacturers, Authorised Representatives, and Importers, of electric motor vehicles.

What products will be effected

  • Electric motor vehicles

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