- A high-level panel has been set up under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency
- The government wants Made in India batteries to be technologically agnostic
According to a report by the Economic Times, the government will frame efficiency parameters for batteries powering electric vehicles (EVs) soon. The report said that a high-level panel has been set up under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. It will frame performance criteria and efficiency parameters to help battery swapping in EVs.
The report said that a senior official told the Economic Times that there was an agreement at a NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant-led meeting last month. This agreement focused on battery swapping option to be adopted for quicker uptake of EVs. It also talked about the need for standardisation of advanced chemistry cells.
Made in India batteries to be technologically agnostic
As per the report, battery swapping will allow consumers to replace depleted batteries with fully charged ones in a few minutes instead of recharging which takes many hours. This can only happen after standards and parameters are in place and all battery manufacturers follow it.
The report added that the official said that the government wants Made in India batteries to be technologically agnostic. It wants the efficiency of the cell and life cycle to be defined. The safety and mechanical parameters for lithium-ion batteries are already in place. The government wants to define the performance parameters for batteries or advanced chemistry cells now said the report.