New safety guidelines for EVs are introduced by BIS

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has introduced two new guidelines to enhance the safety of electric vehicles in the L, M, and N categories, which cover two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and goods trucks, respectively.

The new standards, IS 18590: 2024 and IS 18606: 2024, target the key components of electric cars, buses, and trucks, focusing on the powertrain, which includes the motor and transmission. These standards are pivotal in advancing the shift towards a more sustainable, eco-friendly, and efficient transportation system in India.

“These standards concentrate on the crucial powertrain components of electric vehicles, ensuring they meet stringent safety requirements. They also highlight the safety and performance of batteries, making sure they are both powerful and secure,” stated the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution in an official release.

With these additions, India now has 30 domestic standards for electric vehicles and their accessories, including charging systems. Recognising the growing popularity of electric vehicles beyond just cars and trucks, BIS has also introduced IS 18294: 2023. This standard ensures the safety of e-rickshaws and e-karts, safeguarding both drivers and passengers.

BIS, the National Standards Body of India under the Department of Consumer Affairs, plays a crucial role in formulating, recognising, and promoting Indian Standards. It also aids industries in improving the quality of their products and services.


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