Electric powered Cars: Guideline talks commence immediately after 2-12 months pause

Even though nations throughout the world boost manufacturing and gross sales of electrical motor vehicles, Bangladesh does not even have a guideline to regulate them.

A draft guideline was submitted to the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry in November 2018.

The ministry then sent a four-member delegation to India to obtain expertise.

But the initiative did not see the light-weight of working day. The ministry amended quite a few sections of present regulations to sign up electric cars and trucks, but failed to finalise the draft. But concerns remained unresolved.

More than two a long time afterwards, the ministry requested the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to revive the plan for building a guideline. The latter has called a assembly more than the problem currently.

BRTA Chairman Nur Mohammad Mazumder will preside in excess of the conference.

Representatives from finance, surroundings, forest, and commerce ministries, the electric power division, National Board of Profits (NBR), Incident Research Institute and Mechanical Section of Buet, main car importers, and other businesses involved have been questioned to sign up for the meeting.

“We have current the draft suggestions and referred to as the meeting with stakeholders to transform or integrate problems,” the BRTA chairman advised The Day-to-day Star yesterday.

“The ministry questioned us to put together the draft by holding quite a few conferences. This would be the very first a person,” he reported when asked how long it would consider to prepare the draft.

Even though there are really number of electric powered cars in the country, nearly 10 lakh battery-run 3-wheelers are on the roads, stated transport sector insiders.

The Street Transport and Highways Division in April 2018 took an initiative to formulate the pointers after a variety of folks applied to register electric powered cars.

The BRTA then fashioned a committee with its officials and industry experts from Buet.

In November, 2018, the committee submitted the draft guideline. But the division requested BRTA to give a “self-ample” proposal just after a team led by Nur Mohammad Mazumder, then joint secretary of the division, visited India.

The staff then submitted a report. Obtaining that finalising the draft tips would be time consuming, the ministry resolved to amend the procedures of the Motor Cars Ordinance 1983 to sign up electrical motor vehicles, resources claimed. Only two these types of cars have been registered so much, they claimed.

“But the amended regulations do not deal with difficulties like how the charging stations will be operated and how the utilised batteries will be managed. The ministry asked us to formulate draft pointers incorporating all difficulties,” the BRTA chairman claimed.

As for each the draft, electrical vehicles should be registered and issued fitness certificate and route allow like any other car or truck.

As per the draft, battery-run rickshaws and bicycles do not come beneath the purview of the pointers.

BRTA Director (road basic safety) Mahbub-E-Rabbani, also head of the draft formulation committee, explained to this correspondent in 2018 that the quantity of electric powered vehicles was expanding in the nation.

“Electric motor vehicles are environmentally pleasant. We want to increase the use of this kind of autos. On the other hand, we want to management the use of the 3 wheelers that are poorly designed,” he experienced claimed.

Prof Md Ehsan, of mechanical engineering at Buet, reported electric powered autos can cut down emission. But efficiency of energy manufacturing have to be enhanced.

Some two p.c of the motor vehicles in the planet are electric powered. Provided the determination of significant motor vehicle makers, the amount would be 10 p.c by 2030, he explained.

The amount of electrical cars and trucks will increase inside of 5 to ten yrs in Bangladesh, he advised this newspaper yesterday.


The three-wheelers known as uncomplicated bikes are operating illegally, explained Prof Ehsan, also a member of the committee.

The committee proposed bringing the easy-bikes under the purview of the guidelines, he reported, incorporating that they require to be safer and meet some requirements.

The BRTA chairman claimed whether or not the quick bikes should really be recognised as electric motor vehicles will be talked about at the conference.

Hafizur Rahman Khan, chairman of Runner Team, reported his business can create superior easy bikes than these viewed on the streets but they do not make these cars because the BRTA does approve uncomplicated bikes.

“It is good that the authority is likely to formulate a guideline for electric powered vehicles,” he advised The Every day Star yesterday.