NFPA and SAE to host safety summit on safe implementation of electric vehicles

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jun 10, 2011

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NFPA and SAE International will co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Electric Vehicle Safety Summit in Detroit, MI, September 27–28. The event is a continuation of the dialogue begun at last year’s summit initiated in order to support the rapid implementation of electric and hybrid electric vehicles in North America. The Summit provides a forum in which all relevant individuals, organizations and agencies can contribute to the development of action plans regarding the codes and standards necessary to effectively address safety as it relates to electrified vehicles and their infrastructure.

Last year’s Summit led to the identification of three areas for action plan development:

  1. vehicle charging infrastructure
  2. battery hazards identification and protection
  3. training for emergency responders

Learn more about this fall's event and download a summary report of the 2010 Summit.

You can also learn more about NFPA's Electric Vehicle Safety Training project, a nationwide program to help firefighters and other first responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles on the road.

- Mike Hazell