The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has created performance standards for batteries being used in electric vehicles, after the recurring incidents of fire.

Key Facts

  • BIS has released standard test specifications for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems (performance testing) for the vehicles.
  • Standard IS 17855:2022 was created for these battery packs and systems has been harmonised with ISO 12405-4: 2018.
  • BIS is also in process to publish two more standards for batteries, that will be used in electric goods and passenger carrying vehicles.
IS 17855:2022 standard
IS 17855:2022 standard has been formulated after considering real-life scenarios for the electric vehicle, such as parked vehicle, battery running at low & high temperatures, and battery system shipped (stored). This standard also incorporates test procedure for basic performance characteristics, electrical functionality and reliability, for battery packs and system for either high energy application of high-power application.

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