RACEnergy, a battery-swapping technology company, has announced that its swappable batteries in India have received automotive market specifications (AIS) 156 section 2 certification. The tests were conducted by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), making RACEnergy the first battery-swapping company to meet the new certification requirements.

The brand new certification is mandated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to ensure the fundamental safety and performance standards of EVs on the road. The AIS-156 Phase 2 certification includes requirements for the design, construction, and testing of battery packs. It also verifies that RACEnergy’s interchangeable battery technology meets the most stringent safety standards. It is a departure from AIS 048, which specifies protection mechanisms for thermal, mechanical, and electrical performance.

Arun Sreyas, co-founder of RACEnergy, stated, “Our batteries will ensure the safety of EVs on Indian streets, which is essential for the continued expansion of the EV market. As we work to increase consumer confidence in EV adoption, we remain committed to implementing the most stringent fundamental safety standards in all of our products and businesses. The battery cells are also required to be IP67 compliant, making them water- and dust-resistant, making them safer than in the past.”

The new certifications require engineers with extensive knowledge of heat transfer material science, cell chemistry conduct, and the structure of electrical circuits for the construction of batteries. RACEnergy asserts that the battery is internally protected from catching fire, even if a cell or group of cells rapidly reach temperatures above 300°C.