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Toyota seeks exemption from U.S. safety rule to sell FCV(limited to 2500 units per)

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by RobStark, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. RobStark

    RobStark Well-Known Member

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    Toyota Motor Corp. asked the U.S. auto-safety regulator for a two-year exemption from a rule governing electric cars to clear the way for the company to sell its new fuel-cell vehicle.

    The rule, called FMVSS No. 305, requires carmakers to isolate high-voltage parts in electric cars in the event of a crash.

    Toyota said its car instead will protect occupants and first responders from electrical shocks by insulating high-voltage cables and surrounding components such as the fuel-cell stack, motor and battery with metal barriers.

    The company, which hasn't disclosed sales targets for the fuel-cell car in its media statements, said it will limit deliveries of the vehicle to 2,500 units a year.

    http://www.autonews.com/article/20140630/OEM05/306309914/toyota-seeks-exemption-from-u-s-safety-rule-to-sell-fuel-cell-car
     
  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Perhaps wanting to get rid of the 12V battery?
     
  3. hiroshiy

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    Just a wild guess, will the free-running FC stack with zero load (by disconnect HV battery) cause high heat until it slowly shut down?
     
  4. Electric700

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    "...Toyota said its car instead will protect occupants and first responders from electrical shocks by insulating high-voltage cables and surrounding components such as the fuel-cell stack, motor and battery with metal barriers..."

    But doesn't metal conduct electricity? What happens if a wire comes in contact with a metal barrier? Sounds like they're trying to cut corners.
     

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