Okaya Electric Vehicles (EV) announced that its electric two-wheeler has received ICAT certification to AIS 156 Amendment III Phase 2. The new regulations cover the safety of electric vehicles, including the design, construction and testing of battery packs and their components. The certification brings Okaya’s EV range into compliance with the new norms, and the battery has received a range of safety improvements.
Okaya said the updated battery pack is equipped with high-standard wires and chargers, with overcharge protection, thermal protection, audio-visual warning system and smart BMS. The manufacturer has also added an additional safety feature in the form of a buzzer that alerts riders at least five minutes before a thermal runaway event occurs. Key components are also IP-67 rated, which makes them resistant to dust and water.
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Commenting on the latest development, Anshul Gupta, Managing Director of Okaya EV said, “Customer safety is a top priority for us. Obtaining ICAT certification under AIS 156 Amendment III Phase 2 further demonstrates our commitment to provide customers with safe and quality electric vehicles. Our extensive experience in battery technology enables us to develop the safest electric vehicles for our customers. The certification process involves comprehensive testing to ensure our vehicles can withstand the elements. We believe that this certification will strengthen our customers’ confidence in Trust in electric vehicles and ensure their safety and reliability. We will continue to bring innovative technological advancements to provide a smooth and safe EV ownership experience and contribute to the government’s initiatives to promote EVs in India.”
The Okaya electric two-wheeler is equipped with a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery for longer life. LFP batteries are said to be more stable than NMC batteries, can withstand higher temperatures and discharge more efficiently.
First published date: March 30, 2023 at 15:25 PM CST