2nd Global EV Battery Safety Forum

The Indian Union Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has notified multiple testing parameters for electric vehicles to enhance their battery safety. These tests are followed and widely accepted internationally for ensuring passenger safety in EVs, according to the ministry. More importantly, MHI has made these tests mandatory for all EV and battery suppliers as a precondition for claiming incentives under the ministry’s three flagship schemes, namely PLI schemes for automobiles and components, PLI scheme for Advanced Cell Chemistry (ACC), and FAME II scheme.

According to the official memorandum, the latest regulation aims to ensure human safety of battery vehicles by enhancing quality at three levels, namely Battery Pack, Battery Management System (BMS), and at Cell level. The government’s latest regulation on battery safety will go a long way in ensuring the reliability of EVs for users in the country. The mandatory nature of the testing guidelines for availing incentives will prevent OEMs and battery suppliers from by-passing essential safety checks as a simple way of cost-cutting.

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) the leading alliance with 180+ member organizations working on the fire, safety and standards for batteries since 2016 and launched Battery Safety and Standards Taskforce. IESA closely works with ARAI, ICAT, BIS and other government bodies to ensure vehicle safety should be the priority for the industry. With multiple fire issues in electric 2W and 3W in India in last 2+ years raised the global attention to India. IESA is taking proactive steps to ensure that all manufacturing stakeholders including batteries, EVs and EV components adhere to these guidelines to create a safer ecosystem. IESA is organizing this dedicated forum to help the industry to create a safer and more sustainable EV ecosystem in India.

Key Highlight: There will be a live demonstration of the Fire suppression process for Li-Ion battery fires during the event.

Topics to be covered:

  • MHI Notification on testing parameters and it’s implications.
  • Battery Fire cases in India and across the globe
  • Current safety guidelines and global overview
  • Role of thermal management and BMS
  • Overview of various standards by BIS, UL and IEC
  • Battery cell level test (temperature Cycling, shock, Vibration, fire exposure, altitude simulation)
  • BMS testing (over current protection, communication interface, cell voltage for each series, current sensor, Cell & MOS temperature, charge/discharge MOS, power rail, fuse current check, cell balancing)
  • Battery pack level testing (Case stress, Drop/Free Fall, Immersion, Crush, Imbalance Charging)
  • Standards for Battery Pack, Battery Management System (BMS), and at Cell level
  • Indian testing procedure and role of ARAI and ICAT
  • Battery State of Charge (SoH) monitoring and Prediction of Battery degradation

Who should participate:

  • EV Manufacturers, OEMs, and Component Providers
  • Battery Cell providers and Battery Pack assemblers
  • Testing agencies and test equipment providers
  • BMS providers and integrators

Time (PM IST)



1:00 - 2:00


2:00 - 2:30


Welcome Address: Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA

·       Shri Rohit Kumar Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Consumer Affairs*

·       Dr. Hanif Qureshi, IPS, Additional Secretary, Ministry Of Heavy Industries (DHI), Govt of India*

·       Vipul Bansal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India*

·       Sudhendu J. Sinha. Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity & Electric Mobility) at NITI Aayog

·       Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA & MD, CES India

·       Mr. Venkateswaran, CEO, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)*

·       Ministry of Road, Transport and Highway*

2:30 - 2:45

Overview of Battery Fires in India and Action taken by Government

Mr. Gurusharan Dhilon, Director, Emobility Services, CES & IESA

2:45 – 3:00

Battery Standards in India

August Dubey, Scientist B, Assistant Director, TED, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

3:00 – 3:15

CMVR and Design Validation Requirements for EV Battery Safety

Abhijit Mulay, Deputy Director, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)


Ensuring Traction Battery Safety through Regulations & Standards

Dr. Madhusudan Joshi, DGM, International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT)


Networking High Tea


Global EV Battery Safety Overview

Dr. Judy Jeevarajan, VP and Executive Director, Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI), UL Research Institutes


First Vent Electrolyte Leak Detection – A deterministic approach to Battery Safety in EV & ESS

Mr. Hitesh Saini, Senior Director, Honeywell Technology Solutions India

Ms. Chavonne Yee, Director- Standards and Regulations, Clean Energy and Electrification

4:30 – 4:45

                   Networking High Tea

4:45 – 5:00

Testing Requirements in India and Testing Procedure

Dr. Manish Jaiswal, Director, National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX)

5:00 – 5:15

Cell and Battery development for safe operations in Tropical climate

Suresh Babu Muttana, Scientist E, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India

5:15 – 5:30

Effective Fire Suppression System for EV Batteries in India

Sasmit Phalak, Director, Firetech-HCT

5:30 – 6:15

EV Battery Fire Suppression Demo by Firetech-HCT

6:15 - 6:30

Closing Remarks

Delegate Registration:

INR 12,000 + taxes (till 31st December 2023)

INR 15,000 + taxes (from 1st January 2024 onwards)

Structure of the Program

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Confirmed Speaker

Thu, Feb 01 2024 01:30 PM - 6:00 pm
Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi, India

₹ 12000