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Battery Electric Vehicles: Design Considerations and the Auto Industry's Role in Educating Occupants, Pedestrians and Emergency Responders about Potential Risks Unique to High Voltage Vehicles, DRI Strictly Automotive Seminar

September 16, 2011

On Sept. 16, 2011, Fred Fresard spoke on Battery Electric Vehicles: Design Considerations and the Auto Industry’s Role in Educating Occupants, Pedestrians and Emergency Responders About Potential Risks Unique to High Voltage Vehicles, with Glenn Jackson from General Motors, at the DRI Strictly Automotive Seminar, the definitive national seminar devoted to advanced topics regarding the defense of automotive product liability litigation.

Mr. Fresard and Mr. Jackson presented the significant steps taken by automakers to protect individuals before, during and after battery electric vehicle crashes. They also discussed some high voltage design considerations and emergency responder education programs that are just some of the auto industry’s efforts to reduce the risk of injury in accidents involving these popular vehicles.