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MoRTH reprimands electrical scooter makers for current EV fires | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

A complete of 35 EV producers have been a part of the assembly with the joint secretary of MoRTH.

The Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways (MoRTH) convened a digital assembly with 35 EV producers to debate the current spate of electrical scooter fires within the nation. Whereas the Centre has made it clear that there can be no ban on new electrical two-wheeler launches, high sources say the MoRTH is taking the difficulty of security very significantly. 

Joint Secretary Giridhar Aramane gave the producers an earful for the fireplace incidences which have led to accidents and, in some circumstances, lack of life. “No such incidents needs to be repeated within the close to future or else the federal government will take strict motion by imposing  penalties,” he’s believed to have mentioned, a number one producer advised Autocar Skilled, our sister publication.

The producer added that the assembly is a wake-up name for a few of the gamers within the business that import and assemble low cost cells. Intensive testing must be accomplished, and people who don’t can pay the worth. 

The Secretary was apparently irked with the preliminary findings of the investigation committee, which advised that some producers had solely 10 to 15 workers members, together with only one or two technical consultants as an alternative of a correct R&D division.

This was “worrisome” and producers have been advised “to get their act collectively”. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had earlier cautioned EV makers to voluntarily recall faulty autos, after eight incidents of fires have been reported in simply over a month.

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