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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AM43 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: ●Updates to FMVSS No. 305, Electric-powered Vehicles; Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection 
Abstract:

This notice proposes adding safety requirements for propulsion batteries in electric-powered vehicles. NHTSA is considering extending the applicability of FMVSS No. 305 to heavy vehicles (vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) to align the standard with global technical regulation (GTR) No. 20, Electric vehicle safety. The proposal includes requirements to mitigate fire of the propulsion batteries during normal vehicle operations, charging, and post-crash.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.305   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 30111    49 USC 30115    49 USC 30117    49 USC 30166    49 USC 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Stefanie Goodwin
Safety Standards Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-3827
Email: stefanie.goodwin@dot.gov