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Indian EV makers to follow BIS standards

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    6th Jun, 2022


  • Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Applicability of BIS
  • Major concerns over E-vehicle
  • How is this beneficial
  • Way forward


As fires and explosions in electric two-wheelers continue unabated, the government is all set to introduce EV battery standards (BIS standards) for EV two-wheelers that will be expanded to four-wheelers at a later stage. 


  • Global climate action plan, focusing on phasing down the carbon usage and footprint by reducing the dependency on fossil fuels.
  • India's commitment towards climate action to become carbon neutral along with reducing vehicular pollution induced the demand for introduction of electronic vehicles.
  • Li-ion batteries, the central player in the e-vehicle policy implementation, involves certain concerns which needs to be rectified with proper standardisation measures.


What is BIS? 

Bureau of Indian Standards 

  • BISis the National Standard Body of India for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods. 
  • Ensuring Traceableand tangible benefits to the national economy in a number of ways by: 
  • Ensuring safereliable quality  
  • Reducinghealth hazards to consumers. 
  • Promotingexports and imports  
  • Control overproliferation of varieties through standardization, certification and testing. 

Where BIS is applicable? 

BIS standards are applicable to variety of products: 

  • Electronic and IT goods
  • Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and Components
  • Low Voltage Switch Gear and Control Gear
  • Chemicals
  • Alternatefuels
  • E-mobility
  • Medical Devices
  • Smart Cities
  • Digital Technologies (e.g. Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain etc.)
  • New and Renewable energy.

What are the major concerns of EV vehicle? 

  • Risk of inflammation
  • Standardisation of design and module
  • Interoperability
  • Recycling process
  • Waste management system
  • Environmental concern:
  • Water contamination
  • Ground water contamination
  • Soil degradation
  • Inadequate policy measures
  • Technological and infrastructural constraints
  • Disequilibrium in skilled labour market

How BIS standardisation will improve the situation? 

  • Technological standardisation, minimising the risk of inflammation
  • Increases the scope of interoperability
  • Better implementation of batter swap policy
  • Quality standardisation

What needs to be done? 

  • Impetus on waste management system and recycling process, reducing the environmental cost
  • Bridging the infrastructural and technological gap
  • Skill development and knowledge enhancement through research and development initiatives

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