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Govt-appointed panel on EV fireplace instances to submit report this month

Nitin Gadkari

An professional committee arrange by the highway transport ministry to analyze instances of electrical two-wheelers catching fireplace and counsel remedial measures is more likely to submit its report this month, a senior authorities official stated on Friday. Recently, there have been a number of incidents of electrical automobiles (EVs) catching fireplace and leading to loss of life and inflicting extreme accidents to individuals. 

“The expert committee (formed on battery standards and certification) is likely to submit its report this month,” the official informed PTI. 

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had not too long ago stated firms discovered negligent might be penalised and a recall of all faulty automobiles might be ordered after the professional panel submits its report. The authorities had ordered a probe in April after an e-scooter launched by ride-hailing operator Ola’s electrical mobility arm engulfed in fireplace in Pune. 

The Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) had been requested to probe the circumstances that led to the incident and in addition counsel remedial measures, in response to the highway transport ministry.   

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