Electric Vehicle Safety Regs: A Global Comparison

Law360, New York (October 19, 2017, 1:09 PM EDT) -- The period from 2016 to 2017 may one day be recognized as a key inflection point for electric vehicles. Electrified by a confluence of events, including stringent new emissions standards in the European Union and China,[1] plummeting battery costs, and competitive concerns, the previous 18 months have seen a broad industry and consumer shift towards fully electric vehicles (EVs, distinguished from hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles). Indeed, during this period, Tesla launched the Model 3, expected to be the world’s first mass-market, long-range EV, quickly amassing more...
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