Reliable sources said EV manufacturers have been given until the end of July to respond in detail to the announcements.
Once the responses are in, the government will decide what criminal action should be taken against the EV makers at fault.
Last month, the
the ministry of
The preliminary findings of the government-established EV fire investigation committee also identified battery cell or design issues in nearly all electric two-wheeler fire incidents in the country.
The experts found flaws in battery cells and battery design in nearly all EV fires.
The Defense Research and Development Organization (
These defects occurred because electric two-wheeler manufacturers such as Okinawa Autotech, Pure EV, Jitendra Electric Vehicles, Ola Electric and Boom Motors may have “used lower-quality materials to cut costs,” the DRDO probe had revealed.
Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari has already warned EV makers to take strict action if found negligent.
“If a company is found negligent in their processes, it will be subject to a heavy fine and a recall of all defective vehicles will also be ordered,” he tweeted.
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