World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 178 | 24-28 Jun 2019
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Agenda Item 19.20.
UN GTR No. 20 (Electric Vehicles Safety (EVS))

177. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of IWG on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS), UN GTR No. 20, Phase 2 and of GRSP, informed AC.3 about the work progress of the group. She said that the IWG had met in Tokyo from 11 to 13 June 2019. She explained that an official report of the meeting was being drafted and, once reviewed by GRSP, would be presented to AC.3 in a future meeting. Moreover, she said that much of the meeting focused on developing repeatable and reproducible methods for inducing thermal runaway and refocusing future research on this topic at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and at Transport Canada. She clarified that the IWG also covered issues on battery vibration and water immersion safety. Finally, she announced that the next meeting was tentatively scheduled to take place in Berlin in the first week of December 2019.