The Federal Register of the USA has published on the 23rd of August of 2019 the final rule amending the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305, “Electric-powered vehicles. This final rule clarifies the direct contact protection requirements for high voltage connectors in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305, “Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.” It amends the standard to make clear the allowance of high voltage connectors that require the use of a tool to separate from their mating component. This final rule also makes three minor technical corrections to FMVSS No. 305. Effective date: This final rule is effective August 23, 2019. Compliance date: The compliance date for the amendments in this final rule is August 24, 2020. Optional early compliance is permitted. Petitions for reconsideration: Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than October 7, 2019.