Nitin Gadkari take on EV Fire: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked EV manufacturers to immediately take back their defective vehicles in view of several incidents of fire in electric vehicles in the recent past. The Union Minister said that if it is found that the EV manufacturing company has done any lapse on its part, then heavy fine will be imposed on them and they will also be ordered to take back all the vehicles.
Nitin Gadkari tweeted
Nitin Gadkari tweeted that there have been many accidents related to two wheeler EVs. It is very unfortunate that some people lost their lives in these accidents and many got injured. He said that companies can immediately take back the batch of defective vehicles even before the fine is imposed by the government. Prime minister Narendra Modi Under the leadership of the Central Government wants to ensure the safety of all the drivers.
Pure EV taking back 2000 vehicles
Meanwhile, Pure EV has said that it is recalling 2,000 of its e-scooters so that it can test the battery and charger. In a statement issued on Thursday, the company said that in view of the incidents of Pure EVs in Nizamabad and Chennai, it has been decided to recall 2,000 vehicles of eTrans Plus and ePluto7G models.
Pure EV scooter caught fire
An 80-year-old man was killed and two others injured in an explosion while charging a Pure EV two-wheeler in Telangana’s Nizamabad on the night of April 19. This is the fifth incident of Pure EV scooter catching on fire.
Quality centric guidelines for EVs to be issued soon: Nitin Gadkari
In view of the incidents of fire in EV vehicles, Gadkari had already said that an expert committee has been constituted to investigate these incidents. Necessary orders will be given to the companies only on the basis of the report of the committee. Apart from Pure EVs, there have also been incidents of fire in electric vehicles of Okinawa Autotech and Ola Electric.
The Union Minister said that quality centric guidelines for EVs will be issued soon.