EV 2-wheeler batteries, cells set to face mandatory checks

NEW DELHI: The government will soon make it mandatory for two-wheeler EV manufacturers to undertake stringent quality checks of batteries and the cells in the batteries as well, measures aimed at ensuring safety and restoring confidence in such vehicles.
The move comes against the backdrop of growing concerns over the poor quality batteries and imported cells being used by the industry to push manufacturing of electric vehicles.
A senior government official said the road transport ministry has set up an expert committee, which will soon come out with the standards, and the quality check at cell level will be made mandatory.
The government will also enforce the conformity of production (CoP) of EVs. “We will come up with a new Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) to meet the requirement. We will notify fresh rules to enforce the quality checking at all levels,” said the official….

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