The Indian state of Kerala, India’s most populous state, has introduced a new law that requires owners of winches to install a battery charger that uses an electrical power source, the Telegraph reported.
The new law, approved by the government, will come into force on December 1.
“The state government has given the green light for the installation of the new battery charger.
The battery charger is expected to bring the number of winch battery chargers installed to almost 1,000,” the report added.
The winch charger can be bought from a hardware store or the state government, but can be easily upgraded if needed.
The bill requires that the winch be equipped with a battery charge controller, which can be plugged into a wall outlet.
The controller can charge the battery from 12 volts to 120 volts, depending on the battery type.
The state has been trying to promote electric vehicle use and has installed more than 400 EVs in the state.
But, as the Telegraph reports, the state has yet to install any winch charging infrastructure, although the state’s Department of Water Resources and Energy is now working on the installation.