To ensure consumer safety, BIS was urged to set new performance standards for electric vehicles

To ensure consumer safety, BIS was urged to set new performance standards for electric vehicles ...

According to a senior consumer affairs ministry official on Thursday, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has developed performance standards for electric vehicle batteries in order to ensure consumers'' safety.

According to the official, BIS, the national standards-setting organization that works under the consumer affairs ministry, has published performance standards for electronic vehicle batteries.

The standard IS 17855: 2022 has been formulated for lithium-ion traction batteries and electrically-propelled road vehicles, and it has been harmonised with ISO 12405-4: 2018, according to the official.

According to the official, the new EV batteries standard carries out a testing process for the essential parameters of performance, reliability, and electrical capability for the battery packs and system for high power or high energy applications.

This standard is formulated when it comes to real-life scenarios for an electric vehicle such as a vehicle in parking (battery is not used for an extended period of time), the battery system is being shipped (stored) and operating battery at low and high temperature. Accordingly, several tests are included in this standard.

Electric vehicles operate on an electric motor and rechargeable batteries. Electric vehicles have grown in terms of visibility and availability in the industry. Most electric vehicles use lithium-ion batteries because of their high power-to-weight ratio.

The BIS is in the process of imposing two additional batteries for many passenger and truck carrying vehicles (L, M, and N categories), pointing to the safety of batteries for electronic vehicles.

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