This SAE Recommended Practice identifies and defines requirements relating to the safe integration of the fuel cell system, the hydrogen fuel storage and handling systems (as defined and specified in SAE J2579) and high voltage electrical systems into the overall Fuel Cell Vehicle. The document may also be applied to hydrogen vehicles with internal combustion engines.
This document relates to the overall design, construction, operation and maintenance of fuel cell vehicles.
This revision to SAE J2578 represents an evolution to requirements for the integration of hydrogen and electrical systems for hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Rationale for specific changes are summarized below: