Government strict on fire incidents in electric vehicle, notice sent to many companies including Ola Electric

Notice to companies on fire in electric vehicle

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In all cases related to the fire, experts had found flaws in the battery design of the electric vehicle from the battery cell. After which the government has sought answers from all the companies in this matter.

The central government has become strict on the matter of fire in the electric vehicle. In this case the Center Electric Two-Wheeler ,electric vehicleShow cause notices have been issued to many manufacturing companies. In the notice, the government has asked why legal action should not be taken against them till a case of supply of defective vehicle is registered. According to the news published in the Economic Times, Ola Electric (Ola Electric), Okinawa Autotech and Pure EV, among many others. The report quoted sources as saying that the companies have been asked to respond to the notice by the end of July. In recent times, there have been many incidents of fire in electric vehicles. After which the government had ordered an inquiry into the matter. According to the report given by a lab of DRDO, in cases of fire, there was talk of faults in the battery. After which the government has issued a notice.

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