Electric Mobility

BIS approves India’s first AC and DC combined charging connector

Dishant Rathee

Notable because

Light electric vehicles (LEVs), which include e-2Ws, e-3Ws, and e-rickshaws, have dominated India’s EV market, comprising a staggering 93.5% of the total EV sales in FY23, as of October. The BIS approval should instil further confidence in the sector. Furthermore, it may also enhance EV roaming, provide versatile charging  for LEVs, and eliminate the need to carry bulky chargers, making EV adoption more convenient.

What to look out for in the months ahead

How will charging point operators (CPOs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) streamline the existing infrastructure with the new standardised connector, and who might emerge as the

short-term winners?

Considering the convenience this approval brings, can it translate into a significant increase in EV sales?