IATA Files Proposal with ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel to Limit Lithium ion Battery Capacity in Electric Vehicles Shipped by Air

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has filed a proposal with the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel that would require vehicles powered by lithium ion batteries and shipped by air to have the battery “discharged as far as practicable, and where charge remains, the indicated range or indicated battery capacity must not exceed 25 per cent.” If approved by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel, the proposal would amend the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and take effect on January 1, 2025. 

The ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group is scheduled to meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the week of May 15th – 19th to consider IATA’s proposal. A copy of the proposal is available on ICAO’s website. For more information, contact PRBA Executive Director George Kerchner at 202.719.4109 or [email protected].

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