Electric vehicles Current Affairs, GK & News

BIS Performance standards for EV batteries

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has created performance standards for batteries being used in electric vehicles, after the recurring incidents of fire. Key Facts BIS has released standard test specifications for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems (performance testing) for the vehicles. Standard IS 17855:2022 was created for these battery packs and systems has ..

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Electric Vehicle fire incidents

Recently, in India, there have been multiple incidents of two-wheeler electric vehicles (EVs) catching fire. What is the response of the government? ·         The Union Government constituted an expert panel to probe the recent series of Li-ion battery explosions in electric vehicles (EVs). ·         Last month, the government asked the Centre for Fire Explosive and ..

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NITI Aayog Draft Battery Swapping Policy

NITI Aayog released a draft battery swapping policy on 21st April 2022. Under this policy, all metropolitan cities in the country having a population over 40 lakhs will be given priority for the development of a battery swapping network under the first phase. Overview: Also, under this policy, all major cities such as UT headquarters, ..

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National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV)

National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV) is an organization which aims at promoting electrification of India’s transportation systems. About NHEV NHEV by 2020 is 1st intercity e-mobility prototypical program to facilitate Ease of Doing Business through Single Window Clearance under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. It is based on reforms of the Ministry of ..

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Battery swapping policy for EVs

On February 1, 2022, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a “Battery swapping policy for EVs”, during Budget speech of 2022. Battery Swapping Policy for EVs The Battery Swapping Policy for EVs was announced in a bid to scale, promote and use electric vehicles in India. This policy will be brought to set up battery stations ..

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Banking on electric Vehicles in India Report

The NITI Aayog has suggested including electric vehicles in the priority sector of lending guidelines of RBI. This will give a push to retail lending of electric vehicles. According to the report released by NITI Aayog, the financing market size of electric vehicles is to increase to Rs 40,000 crores by 2025. And it is ..

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