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Electric vehicles caught fire, so now government will take strict action: Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari said that in the last two months, several accidents involving electric two-wheelers have come to the fore. It is most unfortunate that some people have lost their lives and many have been injured in these incidents. “We have constituted an expert committee to look into these incidents and make recommendations on corrective steps,” he said in a series of tweets.

Electric vehicles caught fire, so now government will take strict action: Nitin Gadkari

The Union Minister further said in the tweet, “Based on the reports, we will issue necessary orders on the defaulting companies. We will soon issue quality centric guidelines for electric vehicles. Heavy fines if any company is negligent in its procedures.” will be imposed and orders will also be given to recall all defective vehicles.”

Electric vehicles caught fire, so now government will take strict action: Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari urged the companies to take proactive action in this matter and said that underlining that the government is committed to ensure the safety of the passengers.

Electric vehicles caught fire, so now government will take strict action: Nitin Gadkari

Earlier this month, a video of an Ola e-scooter catching fire went viral on social media, following which a scooter of startup Pure EV also caught fire. At the same time, two people lost their lives in a fire in an Okinawa electric scooter. The companies say they are investigating the incidents.

Electric vehicles caught fire, so now government will take strict action: Nitin Gadkari

Experts believe that such incidents are very bad news for the electric vehicle industry. This may slow down the pace of the rapidly growing electric vehicle industry in India. Explain that the Central Government’s Fire Explosive and Environment Agency (CFEEA) has sent notices to electric vehicle manufacturers to find out the cause of fire in vehicles.

Electric vehicles caught fire, so now government will take strict action: Nitin Gadkari

At the same time, the Ministry of Roads and Transport has directed the CFEEA to suggest measures to prevent such incidents. Apart from the cases of fire, electric scooter customers are facing many other problems. These include poor build quality of the scooter, software failure, quick discharge, etc.

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