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Safety Readiness of Electric Vehicle Batteries in India

The adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in India is slowly taking a well-defined path of growth, especially in the e-2W and e-3W segments. Batteries form a critical component of EVs, accounting for nearly 30-40% of their total cost. The performance and safety of EVs are also linked with their batteries. As damaged or inferior quality batteries can pose major safety risks, it is critical to understand the relevant safety criteria to avoid mishaps. In this webinar, we will share our observations on the recent EV fire incidents recorded globally. The speakers will discuss the safety readiness of EV batteries in India and required actions to ensure robust safety guidelines and protocols.

Discussions Points:

  • Role of safety standards and regulations in minimizing the fire risks in EVs
  • Importance of good quality Battery Management System (BMS) and battery data monitoring in improving EV fire safety
  • Safety readiness of EVs with small battery packs (e.g. e-2Ws and e-3Ws) in India
  • Fire safety readiness of e-bus depots and public EV charging infrastructures
  • Role of innovation and R&D in addressing the safety concern of EVs


  • Dr. Judy Jeevarajan, Vice President & Executive Director, Electrochemical Safety Research Institute, Underwriters Laboratories
  • Abhishek Ranjan, Sr. VP Strategy, Utilities & Retail, ReNew Power
  • Arun Shreyas Reddy, Founder, RACEnergy,
  • Dr. Rashi Gupta, Founder & Managing Director, Vision Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd
  • Ketsu Zhang, BYD India Pvt. Ltd
  • Neha Tapadiya, Co-Founder, Scion Energy Storage
  • Dr. Parveen Kumar, Senior Program Manager, Electric Vehicle, WRI India
  • Pawan Mulukutla, Director, Clean Mobility and Energy Tech., WRI India

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