This Part of IEC 61982 specifies test procedures and acceptance criteria for safety performance of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) secondary cells and modules used for the propulsion of electric vehicles (EV) including battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Based on these facts, the purpose of this standard is to provide a basic level of safety test methodology and criteria with general versatility. For automobile application, it is important to note the designing diversity of battery packs and systems, and specific requirements for cells corresponding to each of such designs.