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IEA-HEV TCP - Taskforce on small electric vehicles
It can be argued that regulatory frameworks for lightweight vehicles are generally insufficient and non-homogenous, which restrict the development of this sector outside of their core markets. Whilst current and evolving policy frameworks look to speed up adoption and expansion of the global light vehicle market there is a clear requirement for regulatory convergence, which will have the outcome of reducing complexity and the burden on vehicle manufacturers, approval authorities, technical services, infrastructure providers, vehicle licensing authorities, etc. It must also be noted that the vehicle manufacturers had a determining impact in the launching, the extension and the success of the type-approval method for passenger cars, which allowed them to achieve economies of scale and made the European automotive industry more competitive. This presentation will discuss the development of regulatory frameworks as applied to SEVs with the purpose of highlighting the key problems associated with, and the economic opportunities resulting from, regulation of SEVs. A proposal for crash safety assessment aligned to the sector requirements is proposed.