Over the summer, CHAdeMO Association and the Bharat Charge Alliance (BCA) agreed to partner in their effort to implement global two- and three-wheeler charging standards in India based on international/Indian two-wheeler standards.
The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for CHAdeMO Association to disclose its electric two- and three-wheeler charging protocol to the BCA, which in return is to promote the CHAdeMO electric two- and three-wheeler protocol (based on IEC 61851-25) in the Indian market.
The BCA, founded in India, is a group of companies that develops two-wheeler and three-wheeler light electric vehicles (LEVs), and promote their development and implementation in society. As their name indicates, they emphasise the importance of building a better charging environment for LEVs and aims to set up a safe, robust and consumer-friendly charging infrastructure.
While battery swapping is starting to gain popularity for electric two-wheelers in India and the ASEAN markets, the BCA wishes to develop DC charging systems using an international and Indian standards (IEC 61851-25/IS 17017-25 and IEC 62196-6/IS 17017-2-6), and approached CHAdeMO for collaboration.