In 15 to 30 days, the EV battery switching policy is anticipated to be announced.

India is putting out a comprehensive plan to improve battery swapping as part of its attempts to encourage the widespread use of Electric Vehicles (EVs). The government will likely announce its EV Battery Swapping Policy in the upcoming 15 to 30 days, according to the most recent report.

"The process of public consultation was finished a long time ago, and many ministries have also provided their final remarks. The nodal ministry will probably shortly make the final adjustments," added the newspaper.

The final battery swapping policy is expected to be very similar to the draught policy for battery swapping for two and three-wheelers released in April by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, the internal think tank of the Union government, according to the report. Only a few changes will reportedly be made to the draught policy.

According to the policy's draught, its goal is to spur the usage of Electric Vehicles (EVs) by making better use of limited resources, including public monies, land, and raw materials for improved cell batteries for the provision of customer-focused services.

The administration is likely to execute the strategy all at once rather than in phases as was originally planned, according to the media source. "A Unique Identification Number (UIN) will be assigned to each interchangeable EV battery. The UIN will aid in tracking and keeping an eye on EV batteries. Additionally, battery changing stations will receive a UIN," the news article noted. The testing of Battery Management Systems (BMS) is expected to become required at the time of manufacture, the report added.

The introduction of a battery swapping policy and the development of interoperability standards to support India's Electric Vehicle (EV) ecosystem were two major announcements in this year's budget. The Niti Aayog then released a proposed battery-swapping policy in April 2022.

It's interesting that, up until now, the national focus has mostly been on building an extensive network of EV charging stations, with little attention paid to constructing a system for exchanging batteries. Battery swapping solutions' introduction and successful testing, in the opinion of industry experts, gives a chance to foster a solution-neutral environment, provides a fair playing field for several prospective solutions to compete in the market, and assures a range of alternatives for EV customers.

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