BIS releases performance standards for EV batteries

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BIS releases performance standards for EV batteries

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

The performance standards for electronic vehicle batteries have been published by the BIS, the national standards-setting body that functions under the consumer affairs ministry.

The standard 'IS 17855: 2022' has been formulated for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems of electrically propelled road vehicles and has been harmonized with ISO 12405 -- 4: 2018, the official added.

The new EV batteries' standard includes the testing procedure for the basic characteristics of performance, reliability and electrical functionality for the battery packs and system for high power or high energy applications.

This standard is formulated to consider real-life scenarios for an electric vehicle such as vehicle in parking battery. The battery system is not used for an extended period of time the battery system is being shipped the stored operating battery at low and high temperature etc. Various tests are incorporated in this standard.

Electric vehicles use an electric motor and rechargeable batteries. The market for electric vehicles has grown over the past decade in terms of visibility and availability. Most electric vehicles use lithium-ion batteries because of their high power-to-weight ratio.

The BIS is preparing to publish two more standards on batteries for various passenger and freight carriers, L, M and N categories, considering the safety aspect of batteries for electronic vehicles.