Taking the latest EV hearth accidents into consideration, Nitin Gadkari, the Minister for Road Transport & Highways has expressed his issues. In a tweet, Nitin Gadkari stated, “It is most unfortunate that some people have lost their lives and several have been injured in these incidents.”
However, he stated that the federal government has gathered an knowledgeable panel to look into these incidents and supply its suggestions. Based on the ideas, Gadkari stated crucial orders will probably be issued to defaulting corporations and can “soon issue quality-centric guidelines for Electric Vehicles.”
Nitin Gadkari introduced that EV makers can challenge a voluntary recall for faulty scooters instantly. He stated, “If any company is found negligent in their processes, a heavy penalty will be imposed, and a recall of all defective vehicles will also be ordered.”
This comes at a time when Pure EV issued a recall for 2000 electrical scooters over the latest hearth accidents, which the corporate claims is a part of a faulty batch.
Apart from Pure EV, an electrical scooter made by Ola additionally caught on hearth, whereas incidents occurred involving Okinawa and Jitendra Electric Scooters. Okinawa reported a number of such accidents — one which included a dealership that burnt down and one other that claimed to lives. Also, a truck carrying EVs made by Jitendra Electric Scooters went up in flames, simply earlier than it was set to be dispached to Bangalore.