After the central government gave the task of investigating offer 2-Wheeler electric fire incidents to the defense research and development organization the report is finally here. DRDO has submitted a report it says that they have found serious defects in the batteries. DRDO wing center for fire explosives and environment safety conducted an investigation and the report blames the bad battery design and serious defects in the batteries and easy module in the file.

Ola Okinawa pure EV summoned by the government after DRDO report
Ola Okinawa pure EV summoned by the government after DRDO report

According to sources economic times these defects occur when the manufacturer’s low-grade materials are used to cut the cost. The government even Summoned EV manufacturers to hear companies for using such low-grade materials to produce a battery that can catch fire in extreme weather. The business time source says that the union minister will hear the companies before taking an appropriate decision on the matter and the union government announced these investigations on electric scooter manufacturers after a series of fire events across India.

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Ola Okinawa pure EV summoned by the government after DRDO report
Ola Okinawa pure EV summoned by the government after DRDO report

On March 28th minister of road transport and highways arcs DRDO lab to investigate a frequent incident of electric scooters getting on fire at extreme temperatures or low temperatures as well. More than half a dozen cases of electric scooters Catching Fire were reported across the country. Central consumer protection authority which works under the Union consumer affairs ministry center notices Puri via boom motors after their electric scooters explode in April 2022.

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The consumer watchdog is also examining more cases of electric scooter fire and may saver similar notices to other vehicle manufacturers as well. A few electric vehicle makers including Pure EV Jitendra EV Ola electric Okinawa auto tech recalled the faulty batches after fire incidents. The finding identifies issues with the battery sales order design of the battery in all the cases.

The government is expected to bring new quality center guidelines for electric vehicle manufacturers which will be unveiled soon. The new guidelines will allow the government to ensure all-electric vehicle offers similar quality and safety for EV consumers.