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Safety

The Dutch Infopunt Veiligheid (Safety InfoPoint) is responsible for the information, including specialised data, about electric driving and safety. The EV Safety for Civil Services working group presented the fact sheet on EV safety. It was published by research organisation TNO and the Dutch government.

Protocols have been developed to assist emergency services in handling incidents involving modern vehicles. The protocols describe how emergency responders should proceed step by step: how to approach the vehicle, secure the vehicle, and soon. In addition to electric vehicles, the protocols address fuel cell, LNG, and CNG vehicles.

A new framework directive is being developed for two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles. The directive will take effect in approximately three years. To this end, the Vereniging DOET and six Dutch electric scooter manufacturers have asked research organisation TNO to draft a list of criteria to ensure and enhance electric scooter safety and quality.