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49 CFR § 571.305 - Standard No. 305; Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.
§ 571.305 Standard No
. 305; Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.
S1. Scope. This standard specifies requirements
for limitation of electrolyte spillage and retention of electric energy storage/conversion devices during and after a crash, and protection from harmful electric shock during and after a crash and during normal vehicle operation.
S2. Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to reduce deaths and injuries during and after a crash that occur because of electrolyte spillage from electric energy storage devices, intrusion of electric energy storage/conversion devices into the occupant compartment, and electrical shock, and to reduce deaths and injuries during normal vehicle operation that occur because of electric shock or driver
S3. Application. This standard applies to passenger
cars, and to multipurpose passenger vehicles
with a GVWR of 4,536 kg or less, that use electrical propulsion components with working voltages more than 60 volts direct current (VDC) or 30 volts alternating current (VAC), and whose speed attainable over a distance of 1.6 km on a paved level surface is more than 40 km/h.