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Govt refutes studies, says did not ask EV makers to cease manufacturing

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has refuted media studies that claimed the federal government has requested electrical two-wheeler producers to chorus from launching any new merchandise available in the market within the wake of EV fires.

The Ministry issued a clarification saying it has not requested any EV producer to cease manufacturing.

“A bit of media has reported that MoRTH has requested electrical two-whaler producers to not launch new automobiles until cases of fireplace are investigated,” it stated in a tweet late on Thursday.

“The Ministry needs to make clear that there is no such thing as a such instruction and such studies are unfounded, deceptive and much from the reality.”

Earlier this week, Union Highway Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari cautioned EV makers to recall all defective two-wheelers, saying that some EV batteries could also be going through points owing to excessive scorching climate situations the nation is at present going via.

Stressing that the federal government seeks to make EVs extra well-liked among the many plenty, the Minister stated the EV trade has simply began.

“We don’t need to put a hurdle however security is at the start precedence,” he added.

Gadkari had warned EV makers that if any firm is discovered negligent of their processes, “a heavy penalty shall be imposed and a recall of all faulty automobiles can even be ordered”.

“We have now constituted an Knowledgeable Committee to inquire into these incidents and make suggestions on remedial steps. Based mostly on the studies, we’ll situation mandatory orders on the defaulting corporations,” he had stated, including that the federal government will quickly situation quality-centric pointers for electrical automobiles.

His feedback got here because the nation goes via a spate of EV fires and lethal battery blasts.

Thus far, three Pure EV, one Ola, two Okinawa and 20 Jitendra EV scooters have caught fireplace within the nation, elevating burning questions on their security.

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Written by VK Team

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