EV battery makers get more time to comply with new safety norms

New standards now applicable in two phases --- December 2022 and March 2023

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Manufacturers, while supporting the need for reform, had called the implementation deadline unrealistic.

Dhruvaksh SahaDeepak Patel New Delhi
After much resistance from the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing industry, the Centre has extended the deadline for implementation of the new battery testing standards, which were enforced amid rising cases of EV fires across the country.

The standards, which were earlier supposed to be implemented by October 1, will now be rolled out in two phases — December 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023. Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari had reportedly met EV makers last week to discuss the issue.

The much-awaited new regulations were introduced on August 29 after an expert committee constituted by the ministry of

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 8:35 PM IST

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