Now vehicle manufacturers are starting to electrify their vehicles, and some are using 48 volts to help propel the vehicle (anything less than 60 volts is considered to not represent a shock hazard).
These mild- or micro-hybrid vehicles are a lower-cost version of the more expensive full-hybrid vehicles that use higher voltage. These higher voltages of about 300 volts do represent a shock hazard, and the wiring is covered with orange conduit to help warn people of the potential danger.
Full-hybrid and full-electric vehicles that are propelled using battery power alone also use a 12-volt battery for all the lighting and accessories. These 12-volt batteries are often in the trunk areas and hidden behind panels.
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