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Global Technical Regulation No. 13
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety

This regulation specifies safety-related performance requirements for hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The regulation aims to minimize the risk of serious injury due to fire, burst or explosion related to the vehicle fuel system and/or from electric shock caused by the vehicle’s high voltage system.

The World Forum has authorized the further development of this GTR. You can find out more about this effort in the authorization to develop Phase 2 of GTR No. 13. (You can also download the original authorization to develop this GTR (i.e., Phase 1) .)

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8 Aug 2019 8 Aug 2019 | The range anxiety of driving a hydrogen car EU European Union Global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles This regulation specifies safety-related performance requirements for hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The regulation aims to minimize the risk of serious injury due to fire, burst or explosion related to the vehicle fuel system and/or from electric shock caused by the vehicle’s high voltage system. Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Vehicles Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety GTR No. 13 GTR No. 13, Electric Vehicles & the Environment Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance, and Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety- related performance of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles UN Regulation version of the HFCV Global Technical Regulation. (For information on the development of this regulation, please see the GTR No. 13: HFCV regulation pages). Hydrogen Fuel Cell Safety Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle safety UN Regulation No. 134 UN R134
28 Nov 2017 28 Nov 2017 | Electric cars’ success leaves Toyota alone with hydrogen bet Honda, Japan, Toyota, and USA Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation, and United States of America Global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles This regulation specifies safety-related performance requirements for hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The regulation aims to minimize the risk of serious injury due to fire, burst or explosion related to the vehicle fuel system and/or from electric shock caused by the vehicle’s high voltage system. Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Vehicles Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety GTR No. 13 GTR No. 13 and Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety- related performance of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles UN Regulation version of the HFCV Global Technical Regulation. (For information on the development of this regulation, please see the GTR No. 13: HFCV regulation pages). Hydrogen Fuel Cell Safety Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle safety UN Regulation No. 134 UN R134
19 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017 | Nikola Motor Company and Bosch team up on long-haul fuel cell truck Bosch Robert Bosch GmbH Global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles This regulation specifies safety-related performance requirements for hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The regulation aims to minimize the risk of serious injury due to fire, burst or explosion related to the vehicle fuel system and/or from electric shock caused by the vehicle’s high voltage system. Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Vehicles Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety GTR No. 13 GTR No. 13, Electric Vehicle Safety Electric Vehicle Safety GTR No. 20 GTR No. 20, Electric Vehicles & the Environment Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance WP.29 Regulatory Project Electric Vehicle Environmental Performance, Electrified vehicle safety PTI Safety inspection requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles UN Rule No. 4 Rule No. 4, and Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety- related performance of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles UN Regulation version of the HFCV Global Technical Regulation. (For information on the development of this regulation, please see the GTR No. 13: HFCV regulation pages). Hydrogen Fuel Cell Safety Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle safety UN Regulation No. 134 UN R134
6 Mar 2017 6 Mar 2017 | Korean government pushes hydrogen fuel cell cars Korea Republic of Korea Global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles This regulation specifies safety-related performance requirements for hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The regulation aims to minimize the risk of serious injury due to fire, burst or explosion related to the vehicle fuel system and/or from electric shock caused by the vehicle’s high voltage system. Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Vehicles Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety GTR No. 13 GTR No. 13 and Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety- related performance of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles UN Regulation version of the HFCV Global Technical Regulation. (For information on the development of this regulation, please see the GTR No. 13: HFCV regulation pages). Hydrogen Fuel Cell Safety Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle safety UN Regulation No. 134 UN R134
21 Feb 2017 21 Feb 2017 | Shell and Toyota Partner on California Fueling Stations for Hydrogen Cars USA United States of America Global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles This regulation specifies safety-related performance requirements for hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The regulation aims to minimize the risk of serious injury due to fire, burst or explosion related to the vehicle fuel system and/or from electric shock caused by the vehicle’s high voltage system. Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Vehicles Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety GTR No. 13 GTR No. 13 and Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety- related performance of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles UN Regulation version of the HFCV Global Technical Regulation. (For information on the development of this regulation, please see the GTR No. 13: HFCV regulation pages). Hydrogen Fuel Cell Safety Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle safety UN Regulation No. 134 UN R134
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Development of the Regulation

Pending Changes to GTR No. 13

Latest Documents

5 Dec 2019
GTR13 informal group issues for the 8th session | GTR13-08-01
2 Dec 2019
GTR 13: Status of open issues for Phase 2 amendments | GTR13-08-01
25 Nov 2019
Draft Proposal to Improve GTR13 through Development of Safety Assessment Technology & Test Devices of HFC Bus | GTR13-07-12/Rev.1
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Latest Meeting Discussions

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles Global Technical Regulation No. 13 (Phase 2) Informal Working Group | Session 8 | 2-5 Mar 2020
Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 66 | 10-13 Dec 2019
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 179 | 12-14 Nov 2019
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