Mumbai/New Delhi, May 31, 2023: India’s leading Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) start-up VoltUp, the first to implement stringent safety norms as laid down in the AIS by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has received the AIS156 Phase 2 certification. Speaking about achieving the new milestone, Siddharth Kabra, Co-Founder & CEO – VoltUp, said, “I am excited to announce that VoltUp has successfully implemented all AIS norms. In a technology-driven ecosystem, innovation is constant. Our R&D and product development teams have relentlessly been working to come out with not only new solutions but also to adhere to stringent standards as laid down in the AIS by MoRTH. It is indeed heartening to see our new battery packs which take into consideration safety and security aligning with our SHE (Safety, Health & Efficiency) philosophy of product development and operations.”
As per the requirements set by ARAI standard AIS 156 Amendment 3, VoltUp’s new battery packs have a Pressure Relief Valve (PRV), SD cards for information storage, safety from thermal propagation, an audio-visual warning mode, 4 temperature sensors and protection against Regenerative Braking. The cells also meet BIS compliance as per IEC16893 Part 2 and Part 3.
VoltUp’s development of its own technology gives the company complete control of its entire BaaS ecosystem including a proprietary BMS and Swapping Station. The smart BMS protects against over-current, over-voltage, under-voltage, short circuit as well as over & under temperature errors. VoltUp's BMS is certified for EMI/EMC as per the AIS-004 standard and the charging stations have communication boxes that communicate with the batteries over CANbus. They are also fitted with a soft-start function, earth leakage detection and, cut-offs based on temperature and voltage.
As India’s leading Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) startup, VoltUp has over 140 stations with 1300+ charging docks across 10 cities and 8 states. By end of calendar year 2024, VoltUp aims to increase its number of stations to around 2000.