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Clear manufacturing regulations will help sell cars, says report
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17 June 2010

An European Union executive has proposed new safety standards for electric vehicles.

The document advised the EU to follow standards laid out by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Suggestions include ways of protecting occupants from electric shocks and dangerous gases, plus the introduction of minimum levels of insulation and standardised safety labelling.

The EU made the proposals in a bid to make electric cars safer for the consumer, and in order to increase uptake of the vehicles.

The document suggested standardised legislation between EU countries would also mean manufacturers would only have to meet one set of standards for their electric vehicles, rather than specific rules for each EU country.

James Lewis-Barned

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jkirkebo 20 June 2010

Re: EU wants unified electric car regs

Juzoik wrote:
why do these electric car have to look so undesirable? can't they be style to look 'normal' as opposed to these thing naff mules?

You obviously haven't taken a look at the Tesla Model S. Also the Nissan Leaf looks reasonably ok.

WooDz 17 June 2010

Re: EU wants unified electric car regs

Because they are naff.

If nobody buys them the the full EV will die and bloody good job too.

Juzoik 17 June 2010

Re: EU wants unified electric car regs

why do these electric car have to look so undesirable? can't they be style to look 'normal' as opposed to these thing naff mules?