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.