USA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305 “Electric-powered vehicles”

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.