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EV battery swapping draft policy released by govt think tank Niti Aayog

The draft battery swapping policy permits any particular person or entity to arrange a station at any location, on condition that they make use of specified technical, security and efficiency requirements.

By : HT Auto Desk
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Updated on:
21 Apr 2022, 02:39 PM

File photo of an EV battery swapping station in Chandigarh
File picture of an EV battery swapping station in Chandigarh

Government think tank Niti Aayog on Thursday released a draft policy for electrical automobile battery swapping. In the primary section of the implementation of the policy, all metropolitan cities with a inhabitants of greater than 40 lakh will probably be prioritised for the event of battery swapping community. All main cities reminiscent of state capitals and UT headquarters in addition to cities with inhabitants above 5 lakh will probably be coated beneath the second section.

The phases have been determined primarily based on the significance of the two-wheeler and three-wheeler automobile segments in rising cities. The draft policy additionally mentions that autos with swappable batteries will probably be bought with no battery on order to supply the good thing about decrease buy prices to potential EV homeowners.

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The policy permits any particular person or entity to arrange a battery swapping station at any location, on condition that they make use of specified technical, security and efficiency requirements. 

The draft policy on EV battery swapping is at the moment up for session, and Niti Aayog has invited feedback on it from stakeholders till June 5. The policy was framed after an in depth pre-draft stakeholder dialogue with a large spectrum of stakeholders representing battery swapping operators, battery producers, automobile OEMs, monetary establishments, think tanks and different specialists.

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During the Budget speech 2022-23, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had introduced that the Centre can be introducing a battery swapping policy and interoperability requirements so as to improve the EV ecosystem within the nation whereas selling quicker adoption of electrical autos. The resolution was taken contemplating the constraint of house in city areas for organising EV charging stations at scale.  

After the official assertion from Sitharaman in her finances speech in February, Niti Aayog had held an inter-ministerial dialogue to formulate a strong and complete battery swapping policy framework through the month.

(with inputs from PTI)

First Published Date: 21 Apr 2022, 02:37 PM IST

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