Technology also brings with it some problems as the growing electric vehicle market in India has also faced some problems. For the past few months, there have been reports of fire in electric vehicles continuously from every nook and corner of the country.
Due to the continuous fire in electric vehicles in India, fear has started spreading in the minds of customers about buying electric vehicles.
Government will investigate these electric vehicle companies, action will be taken
DRDO Report – Orders were handed over to DRDO to investigate the matter on behalf of the government regarding these incidents. A report was presented by DRDO investigating the matter. This report stated the main reason behind the fire as the battery used in the EV. Reports believe that light and cheap type of lithium-ion batteries are being used by the companies and this battery is unable to withstand the high heat, due to which the incidents of arson are coming to the fore.
Warning to these companies – After this, summons were sent by the Ministry of Road and Transport to more companies like OLA, Okinawa, Pure EV and they were asked for reports related to the battery of these EVs.
The central government believes that many people have suffered losses due to fire in electric scooters and in many places people have lost their lives. In such a situation, electric vehicle companies can also be punished. The government has given companies till July 30 to present their reports to the government. This period can also be extended.
Instructions to increase safety – It was also found in the examined reports that these electric scooters lacked basic safety system, as well as their battery management system (BMS) was also substandard. These companies have been instructed to increase the safety.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has recently published “Performance Standard for Electric Vehicles” in which guidelines have been given regarding the maintenance of the battery.