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Re: Electric Vehicles
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2014, 07:43:16 pm »
US Department of Energy Info on Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles

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"Are electric drive vehicles safe?
HEVs, PHEVs, and EVs undergo the same rigorous safety testing as conventional vehicles sold in the United States and must meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. In addition, their battery packs are encased in sealed shells and meet testing standards that subject batteries to conditions such as overcharge, vibration, extreme temperatures, short circuit, humidity, fire, collision, and water immersion. Manufacturers also design vehicles with insulated high-voltage lines and safety features that deactivate electric systems when they detect a collision or short circuit.

For additional electric drive vehicle safety information, refer to the AFDCs Maintenance and Safety of Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and All-Electric Vehicles page (www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/vehicles/electric_maintenance.html).


How do maintenance requirements compare to those of conventional vehicles?
Because HEVs and PHEVs have internal combustion engines, their maintenance requirements are comparable to conventional vehicles. The electrical system (battery, motor, and associated electronics) doesnt require the same scheduled maintenance. Due to the use of regenerative braking, brake systems on these vehicles typically last longer than those on conventional vehicles.

EVs typically require less maintenance  than conventional vehicles because:
They have fewer moving parts
Regenerative braking reduces brake wear
Their electrical systems dont require frequent maintenance.


Drivers of EVs and PHEVs will soon have access to thousands of charging stations across the country. "

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/pdfs/52723.pdf

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/DOT+Proposes+New+Minimum+Sound+Requirements+for+Hybrid+and+Electric+Vehicles


Agelbert NOTE:The main problem of EVs, from the point of view of the US Department of Transportation, is that they are too quiet.    There is concern for rising EV on bicyclist accidents because of this and new regs are being proposed since January of 2013.


U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes New Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

I want an EV!   ;D

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