This vehicle contains a high voltage Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS). An improperly handled or damaged RESS can cause electrical shock and/or fire, which will result in death or serious injury.
  • RESS must only be serviced by a qualified technician using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Do not touch RESS connecter terminals with fingers, tools, jewelry, or other metal objects.
  • Do not disconnect, disassemble, or use RESS for other than its intended use.
  • Improper charging, impact or exposure to fire can damage the RESS.
  • A damaged RESS can leak electrolyte and/or generate flammable gas.
A damaged Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) can leak electrolyte. Contact with electrolyte will cause serious chemical burns or blindness.
  • Always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while handling RESS.
  • If electrolyte comes in contact with eyes, skin, or clothing, rinse affected area with clean water and seek medical attention immediately.
  • See Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for more details available at
Misused or abused lithium-ion batteries can get hot, explode or ignite, or potentially release gas, smoke or liquid. Always follow battery safety precautions. Misuse or abuse of lithium-ion batteries could result in death or serious injury. (07729b)
Safety is a primary consideration with current electric vehicle (EV) drive systems because of their high voltage characteristics. Only trained first response personnel should attempt to interact with incidents involving high voltage vehicles.
High Voltage
The high voltage that powers these vehicles is dangerous and can cause personal injury, severe burns, electric shock and even fatal injury unless appropriate precautions are taken. High voltage cable or wiring has an orange covering. Do not cut or damage high voltage cables or wiring.
Low Voltage
In addition to the high voltage system, the vehicle also has a low voltage electrical system. The low voltage system provides the energy needed to control and enable the high voltage system.