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Will UN Electric Vehicle Regs Live Up To Billing?

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 1:08 PM EDT) -- A comparison of American, European and Chinese approaches to regulating electric vehicle (EV) safety is a study in contrasts. Despite some similarities, fundamental disagreements abound on many levels.[1] The United States follows the narrowest approach, imposing safety and performance standards at the vehicle-level, but no battery-level requirements, and only basic charging safety specifications. The European Union’s approach is significantly broader, addressing the vehicle, comprehensive requirements concerning battery packs, and more extensive charging safety regulations. China’s EV safety regulations are the most puzzling. Facially, their scope is...
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