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Govt vigilant about EVs safety, experts on the job: Minister

As EV two-wheeler gross sales drop amid battery fireplace fears, Okinawa Autotech, PureEV and Ola Electric recalled 6,656 autos after the battery explosion incidents elevated within the nation, the federal government has knowledgeable, saying it’s further vigilant concerning the security requirements of EVs and specialists are on the job.
NEW DELHI: As EV two-wheeler gross sales drop amid battery fireplace fears, Okinawa Autotech, PureEV and Ola Electric recalled 6,656 autos after the battery explosion incidents elevated within the nation, the federal government has knowledgeable, saying it’s further vigilant concerning the security requirements of EVs and specialists are on the job.

Replying to a query within the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar, mentioned that the federal government has taken a critical observe of the battery explosion incidents in EV two-wheelers, and an professional panel is wanting into it.

The minister knowledgeable that out of 6,656 EVs recalled, Okinawa Autotech recalled 3,215 items, PureEV recalled 2,000 EVs and Ola Electric recalled 1,441 items.

“The expert committee has been given the responsibility to tackle the safety-related recent issues of electric vehicles. Testing of components for EVs is done as per relevant standards, as specified in Rule 126 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rule, 1989 to ensure compliance, ” Gurjar knowledgeable.

The professional committee was “constituted with independent experts from DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam to tackle the safety related recent issues of electric vehicles, ” the minister mentioned in his reply.

He mentioned that the federal government is vigilant concerning the security requirements of electrical autos.

The info got here as Ather Power offered a mere 1,279 EV two-wheelers for the total month of July from promoting 3,829 autos in June — an enormous drop in numbers — adopted by Ola Electric which offered 3,852 autos from 5,891 autos in June.

The drop in EV two-wheeler gross sales, based on business specialists, is because of the worry amongst customers relating to the protection of EV two-wheelers in gentle of a number of battery fireplace and explosion incidents within the current previous.

Union Street Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari final month advised Parliament that each one these EV two-wheelers corporations have been served show-cause notices whose autos caught fireplace owing to battery points.

The Ministry constituted a committee of specialists to counsel security requirements for batteries, battery parts, and associated techniques.

The Central Shopper Safety Authority (CCPA), which comes below the Ministry of Shopper Affairs, mentioned this week that it issued notices to 4 to 5 EV two-wheeler makers within the gentle of a number of complaints raised by the customers over battery explosions and fireplace incidents .

The CCPA obtained a number of complaints from the EV two-wheeler patrons.

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