DRDO Discovers Severe Battery Defects in EVs That Caught Fire, Government Demands Manufacturers Explain

These flaws occur because EV two-wheeler manufacturers such as Okinawa Autotech, Pure Electric Vehicle (EV), Jitendra Electric Vehicles, Ola Electric, and Boom Motors may have used "lower-grade materials to cut costs" despite submitting A-grade cells for testing, taking advantage of the lax rules in the absence of surprise checks, according to the report.

The investigation discovered flaws particular to each manufacturer as well as incompetence on the part of testing organizations such as the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

Furthermore, the fact-finding investigation revealed flaws in the inspection of random samples and has directed corporations to guarantee that all cells are properly checked and that worldwide best practises are followed.

Manufacturers are being asked to explain themselves by the government.

The The Ministry of Roads and Transport (MoRTH) has shared the investigation with Ola, Okinawa, Jitendra EV, Pure EV, and Boom Motors, and has instructed firms whose vehicles were implicated in recent fires to create cell testing facilities. The government has requested that representatives from e-scooter manufacturers offer an explanation of the investigation's results.

In addition, the ARAI and the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) will conduct surprise inspections of EV producers.

Furthermore, the government is now developing new quality-centric criteria for EVs, which are scheduled to be released soon.

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