As part of an exercise to update the safety requirements applicable to electrically powered vehicles, China has recently published three new Chinese standards. GB 38031-2020 is a new standard covering safety requirements for electric vehicle batteries, which replaces two existing GB/T standards, GB 18384-2020 is a new standard covering safety requirements for electric vehicles, which replaces three existing GB/T standards and GB 38032-2020 is a completely new standard introducing specific safety requirements for electric and hybrid electric buses.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 situation, the next meetings of both the Technical Committee - Motor Vehicles (TCMV) and the Motor Vehicles Working Group (MVWG) will take place via WEBEX.
On June 2, 2020 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published in the Federal Register (F.R. Vol. 85 No. 106, [Docket No. NHTSA-2019-0023]) that the comment period for the Part 572 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued in December 2019 with original comment period closing on February 24, 2020, is reopened until August 3, 2020.