Concerns raised over government’s plan to fix dimensions of EV batteries – Times of India

New Delhi: As Niti Aayog TOI has learned that steps have been taken to finalize a ‘battery swapping policy’ for electric vehicles (EVs), the automobile industry and some government departments, which have taken steps to fine-tune parameters such as dimensions of batteries while standardizing swapping norms. have flagged their concerns on the plan.
According to sources, he has said that such norms may discourage innovation, while suggesting that the focus of standardization of the battery swapping framework should be on battery performance and safety.
Industry sources said fixing the dimensions of the battery may benefit some players who have started some work in this area.
He said that in a meeting held this week, senior officials of NITI Aayog explained how the automobile industry was knocking on the doors of various departments and suggested them not to do so.
Officials said the latest round of meetings of various ministries and departments focused on “interoperability” of batteries in different models of vehicles in specific categories so that a fully charged battery from a charging station with a discharged one Changing the battery should be seamless.
The draft battery swapping policy issued by NITI Aayog states, “Additional standards and specifications for batteries with regard to battery pack dimensions, charging connectors etc. will be notified in due course and consultations will be held with industry stakeholders so that there will be a link between the two.” To support a phased transition to an inter-operable ecosystem.”
meanwhile, Indian Standards Bureau ,bis) will soon come up with two criteria – ‘Guidelines for Battery Swapping System’ and ‘Safety Requirement of Battery Swapping System’.
Battery swapping is going to play an important role in the government’s effort to increase the reach of electric vehicles. This will ensure that people get a fully charged battery by paying a price at the charging station and can leave their discharged battery there.