Strict standards for EV batteries in the next 2 months

The Indian government has taken a big step towards securing the electric vehicle market. It will introduce mandatory standards for EV batteries, components and their testing. New testing standards and protocols will be notified in 2-3 months. making it mandatory for vehicle manufacturers to sell electric vehicles with only standard-compliant batteries.

The government will publish these protocols for electric 2-wheelers and 4-wheelers simultaneously. It will be mandatory for manufacturers to sell EVs with standard-compliant batteries and components.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways (DEAD), said companies that fail to comply with mandatory standards and regulatory standards will face heavy penalties. These penalties will only come into effect after they are notified as they believe they should not penalize manufacturers before notifying the updated standards.

To that end, random samples of finished batteries will be taken from factories for testing to determine whether the companies are complying with the standards. This is to maintain product compliance.

This government intervention will prove to be really beneficial as the market for electric vehicles is booming and it is the right time otherwise there will be too many dangerous vehicles on the road.