Brief: ARAI released draft AIS038 Rev.2 / D1 of new regulation for electric vehicle power systems on September 30, 2019 for public comment. The last date for comments is October 29, 2019 and the new standard would be officially released later. The new standard refers to the draft UN R100 Rev.3 and UN GTR 20 Phase 1. AIS038 standard will replace the predecessor standard AIS048. The AIS048, issued in 2009, has been revised several times. However, due to the rapid development of electric vehicles and power battery technology, some of the test items of the predecessor regulations could not fully adapt to the development of new technologies, so approved by the Ministry of Surface Transport (MoST), the Automotive Industry Standards Committee (AISC) initiated the regulatory revision process, and its secretariat, the Indian Automotive Research Institute ARAI, drafted and promulgated the AIS038 standard to solicit opinions from all walks of life.
AIS038 REV.2 / D1 UPDATE
The test items of AIS038 will be equivalent to that of the UN GTR 20 Phase 1. and its transposition document to UN R100 Rev.3 draft. The cell or module level puncture test in the original standard AIS048 will be removed. The test items of this new standard AIS038 are as follows:
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