Electric powered Autos: Guideline talks commence soon after 2-calendar year pause

Even though nations around the world across the planet endorse output and income of electric vehicles, Bangladesh does not even have a guideline to control them.

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

The ministry then sent a 4-member delegation to India to acquire practical experience.

But the initiative did not see the light-weight of day. The ministry amended various sections of current policies to sign up electric vehicles, but failed to finalise the draft. But challenges remained unresolved.

Over two several years afterwards, the ministry requested the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to revive the system for building a guideline. The latter has referred to as a conference more than the situation right now.

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

Reps from finance, environment, forest, and commerce ministries, the electric power division, Nationwide Board of Income (NBR), Accident Study Institute and Mechanical Office of Buet, important automobile importers, and other businesses worried had been requested to be part of the assembly.

“We have up-to-date the draft rules and called the conference with stakeholders to improve or integrate challenges,” the BRTA chairman told The Every day Star yesterday.

“The ministry questioned us to put together the draft by keeping various conferences. This would be the very first one,” he said when asked how extended it would acquire to get ready the draft.

Despite the fact that there are really couple electric powered autos in the state, just about 10 lakh battery-run three-wheelers are on the roads, explained transportation sector insiders.

The Highway Transport and Highways Division in April 2018 took an initiative to formulate the pointers following a number of men and women applied to sign up electric autos.

The BRTA then shaped a committee with its officers and industry experts from Buet.

In November, 2018, the committee submitted the draft guideline. But the division asked BRTA to give a “self-enough” proposal right after a crew led by Nur Mohammad Mazumder, then joint secretary of the division, frequented India.

The workforce then submitted a report. Locating that finalising the draft rules would be time consuming, the ministry made the decision to amend the regulations of the Motor Cars Ordinance 1983 to register electric motor vehicles, resources reported. Only two these kinds of cars and trucks have been registered so significantly, they stated.

“But the amended regulations do not include problems like how the charging stations will be operated and how the employed batteries will be managed. The ministry asked us to formulate draft rules incorporating all challenges,” the BRTA chairman stated.

As for each the draft, electric vehicles should be registered and issued exercise certificate and route allow like any other motor vehicle.

As for every the draft, battery-run rickshaws and bicycles do not come underneath the purview of the guidelines.

BRTA Director (highway basic safety) Mahbub-E-Rabbani, also head of the draft formulation committee, informed this correspondent in 2018 that the amount of electric autos was raising in the region.

“Electric motor vehicles are environmentally helpful. We want to broaden the use of these types of automobiles. On the other hand, we want to manage the use of the a few wheelers that are improperly produced,” he experienced mentioned.

Prof Md Ehsan, of mechanical engineering at Buet, claimed electrical autos can decrease emission. But efficiency of electricity creation must be improved.

Some two % of the motor vehicles in the globe are electric powered. Offered the determination of important vehicle makers, the quantity would be 10 per cent by 2030, he said.

The amount of electrical cars and trucks will rise within 5 to ten several years in Bangladesh, he informed this newspaper yesterday.


The three-wheelers recognised as simple bikes are running illegally, mentioned Prof Ehsan, also a member of the committee.

The committee proposed bringing the uncomplicated-bikes less than the purview of the suggestions, he claimed, including that they require to be safer and meet some needs.

The BRTA chairman claimed regardless of whether the quick bikes need to be recognised as electric powered cars will be reviewed at the meeting.

Hafizur Rahman Khan, chairman of Runner Team, said his firm can develop far better straightforward bikes than those seen on the streets but they do not make these autos simply because the BRTA does approve easy bikes.

“It is superior that the authority is heading to formulate a guideline for electric powered automobiles,” he advised The Everyday Star yesterday.