SAE Publishes Revision of J1766_201401

Crash-Tested Volvo C30 Electric

A new revision of J1766 has been published by SAE International. J1766 applies to “Recommended Practice for Electric, Fuel Cell and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Crash Integrity Testing.” The revision is available for purchase on the SAE website.


“This SAE Recommended Practice is applicable to Electric, Fuel Cell and Hybrid vehicle designs that are comprised of at least one vehicle propulsion voltage bus with a nominal operating voltage greater than 60 and less than 1,500 VDC, or greater than 30 and less than 1,000 VAC. This Recommended Practice addresses post-crash electrical safety, retention of electrical propulsion components and electrolyte spillage.”

*Description from SAE website