EV soars in India: Government likely to set up a battery testing center

As explosions and fire accidents involving electric vehicles (EVs) were happening across the country, the government had to step in and create some battery certification and quality control procedures. Well, a DRDO investigation into the unfortunate fire accidents found that EV companies cut costs and purchased inferior battery materials.

The government issued cause-of-show notices to companies like Ola Electric, Okinawa, and PureEV whose vehicles were involved in the fire accidents. The government also formed a panel of experts to suggest the standard operating procedure (SOP) on battery certification and quality control. Committee representations from the Visakhapatnam-based Naval Science and Technology Laboratory, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and an expert in advanced chemistry.

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