The Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Centre and the Delhi government on Wednesday in response to a petition seeking obligatory insurance for electric two-wheelers.
The division bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla scheduled the issue for October 20 in order to get a response from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the local government.
Rajat Kapoor filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) through counsel R.K. Kapoor, asking the respondents to ensure insurance coverage for two-wheeler electric cars under Section 146 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
In India, demand for Electric Vehicles (EVs) is gradually increasing. Aside from being a greener option to gasoline and diesel cars, they can also be less expensive to operate in the long run. Because India's EV (Electric Vehicle) market is still in its early stages, potential purchasers may be concerned about where they may acquire adequate Electric Vehicle Insurance, Please read the request.
Aside from insurance coverage, it also attempted to guarantee that car makers installed dependable and long-lasting batteries in order to reduce overheating and fire mishaps.
The petition also asked for safety rules, such as wearing helmets regardless of the vehicle's capacity.
Electric two-wheelers catching fire have grown more common in recent years. Okinawa and Ola, two electric two-wheeler manufacturers, have recalled many of their bikes.
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