This agenda item relates to UN R34 Fuel Tanks.

14. The expert from EC informed GRSG that rear impact, especially for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, were linked to fire risks and that the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) would deal with this subject. The Chair confirmed it and added that a specific task force had been created under GRSP. The expert from OICA and acting Secretary of the task force explained that the task force was aimed at establishing of a new UN Regulation under GRSP and that, at a later stage, cross references would be aligned. The expert from Germany mentioned different considerations to take out crash test provisions in UN Regulation No.34. He offered to follow up with a new document for electro-hybrid vehicles with fuel tanks in one of the next sessions.