Indigenous Charging Standards : BIS
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has approved an indigenous AC and DC combined charging connector standard, known as IS17017 (Part 2/Sec 7): 2023, for light electric vehicles (LEVs).
- This standard is the world’s first of its kind and has been developed in India.
- This initiative allows original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in India to move away from relying solely on international standards and protocols.
- The new standard addresses the need for a standardized connector for combined AC and DC charging systems for two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and microcars, offering a hybrid and cost-efficient infrastructure for all forms of charging.
- It enables interoperable networks for both fast and slow charging, making it convenient for customers to charge their EVs without carrying bulky chargers.
- This development is seen as a significant step towards driving faster EV adoption in India and potentially worldwide, contributing to the growth of electric mobility
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) :
- It is India’s national standards body. It’s part of the Department of Consumer Affairs, which is under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
- The BIS was established by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, which came into effect on October 12, 2017.