Document WP.29/2012/122
First progress report of the Informal Working Group on Electric Vehicle Safety
Submitted by USA

Formal progress report on the effort to establish a global technical regulation to ensure that electric vehicle occupants are protected during normal use and during and after a crash event from hazards associated with high voltage circuits and energy storage systems.

Discussions and Outcomes
159th WP.29 session (12-15 Mar 2013)

103. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of the informal working group on electric vehicle safety, informed AC.3 about the outcome of the last meeting of the group held in Bonn. She outlined that the discussion mainly focused on examining existing technical requirements used by Contracting Parties and on the group’s roadmap of work activities. She announced that the next informal meeting was scheduled to be held on 16-18 April 2013 in Tokyo.

158th WP.29 session (13-16 Nov 2012)

106. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of the informal working group on electric safety, informed AC.3 about the second meeting of the group held in Bonn, Germany, on 23-25 October 2012. She outlined that the main items of discussion were about: (i) the updated standard and regulation activities undertaken by
Contracting Parties and manufacturers, (ii) UN GTR outline, roadmap of work and timeline. She added that, on the basis of a proposal from OICA, AC.3 representatives had been encouraged to continue to share research, analysis and test data to provide scientific basis and justifications to the UN GTR. AC.3 adopted the terms of reference of the informal working group on electric safety (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/121) and the first progress report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/122).