Warrendale, Pennsylvania – SAE International is creating a new vehicle battery standards committee,which will serve as a centre for standardization of batteries for plug-in hybrid and battery-exclusive electric vehicles.

“We, along with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, recognize the importance that batteries and battery technology play in the design and development of new vehicles,” said David Schutt, CEO of SAE International. “SAE International has long been at the forefront of standards development and we feel that this committee will fill a crucial need in the development of this techn0logy.”

The new committee will initially focus on standardizing battery performance and safety, and will assure harmonization with other standards development in the U.S. and around the world. The committee will report to the SAE Motor Vehicle Council, which is responsible for development of all passenger car, light-duty truck and van standards within SAE International.

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