News

Bureau of Indian Standards rolls out new standards for EVs

At present, there are 30 Indian standards for electric vehicles.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has introduced two new standards aimed at enhancing the safety of electric vehicles.

The new standards, ‘IS 18590: 2024’ and ‘IS 18606: 2024’, focus on the powertrain and the safety and performance of batteries in electric vehicles in the L, M, and N categories.

BIS has also introduced ‘IS 18294: 2023’ for e-rickshaws and e-karts, which sets standards for the construction and functionality of these vehicles to ensure the safety of the occupants.

At present, there are 30 Indian standards for electric vehicles. There are standards for accessories and EV charging systems as well.

Improving the safety of electric vehicles is an ongoing process. Recently, ARAI conducted the first-ever electric 2-wheeler crash test. 

Source: ET Auto

 
Redlining the Indian Scene