How do you service an Electric Car? – draft open for public comment

If you’re trying to understand electric and hybrid vehicles, what’s under the bonnet can be a bit of a mystery including the maintenance and servicing requirements, read more here. The revised draft standard AS 5732 Electrical vehicle operations – Maintenance and repair provides requirements and guidance on the safe and appropriate handling procedures for those within the mechanical repair, body repair and refinishing industries when working on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). It covers maintenance and repairs, servicing and safe handling and storage precautions.

Standards Australia encourages views and input from a wide cross section of the public on a draft publication during the Public Comment stage. Create a free account when you Login to Standards Australia Connect and browse the draft of AS 5732  Electric vehicle operations – Maintenance and repair which supersedes the 2015 edition and is open for Public Comment until 22 June 2022. More information on how to comment in the user guide for members of the public.

The draft standard was prepared by members of the Standards Australia Technical Committee EM-001 Electric vehicles. CFA supports two representatives to participate on this committee, bringing the consumer stakeholder contribution to the process and ensuring a robust standard of benefit to the community.

For many people, what’s under the bonnet is a bit of a mystery.

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