Bureau of Indian Standards issues performance standards for electric vehicle batteries

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued performance standards for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, IS 17855: 2022, in order to ensure the safety of consumers.

The standard  has been formulated for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems of electrically-propelled road vehicles and it has been harmonised with ISO 12405-4: 2018. Reportedly, the new EV batteries’ standard incorporates the test procedure for the basic characteristic of performance, reliability and electrical functionality for the battery packs and system for either high power or high energy application. The standard is formulated considering real-life scenarios for an EV such as vehicle in parking, the battery system is being shipped, operating battery at low and high temperature etc., accordingly various tests are incorporated in this standard.