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Certain tests made mandatory for EV under PLI and FAME II from April 2023

Certain tests made mandatory for EV under PLI and FAME II from April 2023
Credit: MHI
06-11-2022
The Ministry of Heavy Industries has released a memorandum on 02 November 2022 making some safety tests mandatory for Electric Vehicles, from 01 April 2023. The MHI has mentioned that certain tests which are done internationally will be made mandatory from 01 April 2023 for claiming incentives under PLI (Production Linked Incentive) schemes for Automobiles and Auto components, ACC (Advanced Chemistry Cell) and FAME II scheme being implemented by MHI.
These tests will ensure quality at three levels:
  1. Battery Pack
  2. Battery Management System (BMS)
  3. Cell Level
The guidelines for Battery Safety Test are as follows:
  1. Cell Level Tests as per International Standard UL 1642:
    • Impact Test
    • Temperature Cycling
    • Shock
    • Vibration
    • Fire Exposure
    • Altitude Simulation
  2. Battery Management System:
    • Over current protection
    • Communication Interface
    • Cell voltage for each series check
    • Current sensors check
    • Cell temperature check
    • MOS temperature check
    • Charge MOS check
    • Discharge MOS check
    • Power rail check
    • Fuse current check
    • Cell balance function check
  3. Battery Pack Level:
    • Case stress: as per international standard IEC-62133-2
    • Drop/Free Fall: as per international standard IEC-62133-2
    • Immersion: as per international standard UL 2271 section 38 for Light Electric Vehicle or UL 2580 for Electric Vehicle
    • Crush: as per international standard UL 2271 section 32 for Light Electric Vehicle or UL 2580 for Electric Vehicle
    • Imbalance Charging: as per international standard UL 2271 section 27 for Light Electric Vehicle or UL 2580 for Electric Vehicle
Read more at MHI Website

BMS, PLI, FAME II, ACC, EV

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