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BIS to roll out new performance standards for EV batteries to ensure consumer safety



The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has come out with performance benchmarks for electric vehicle batteries to ensure the safety of consumers, a senior consumer affairs ministry official said on Thursday.

The official said the BIS, the national standard-setting body that functions under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, has published “Performance Standards for Electronic Vehicle Batteries”.

The official said that the standard “IS 17855: 2022” has been prepared for Lithium-Ion Traction Battery Packs and Systems for Electrically Driven Road Vehicles and is harmonized with ISO 12405-4:2018.

According to the official, the new EV battery standard includes testing procedures for the basic characterization of performance, reliability and electrical performance for high power or high energy applications for battery packs and systems.

This standard is designed keeping in mind the real-life scenarios for an electric vehicle such as a vehicle in a parking lot (the battery is not used for an extended period of time), the battery system being shipped (stored) and operating the battery at low and high temperatures. Accordingly, various tests have been included in this standard.

Electric vehicles operate on electric motors and rechargeable batteries. In the past decade, electric vehicles have grown in terms of visibility and availability in the market. Most electric vehicles use lithium-ion batteries due to their high power-to-weight ratio.

The official said that keeping in view the safety aspect of batteries for electronic vehicles, BIS is in the process of publishing two more standards related to batteries for various passenger and goods carrying vehicles (L, M and N categories). .

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