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.
Now, an IANS report says the committee will present its report this month.
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The reasons for the fire could include manufacturing defects, external damage, or failure to implement the battery management system, which could result in a fire hazard from these batteries. In some cases, faulty charging could also have been the reason behind the fire.
Considering all this, the government is considering a security certification. The government committee report will establish the rules to be eligible for security certification. The certificate will only be provided for vehicles that guarantee safety and quality in the battery and other vital components. As has already become clear, the group of experts will come out with the all-important SOP for battery quality certification
In addition, the government will establish a nodal center where all EV manufacturers must submit their battery samples to be certified. The new standards will focus on the traceability of foreign suppliers of cells and battery components.
Meanwhile, the government is also awaiting a response to demo notices it sent to EV manufacturers like Ola Electric, Okinawa Autotech and Pure EV, among others, warning them why criminal action should not be taken against them for delivering two electrics. defective. – wheels for the public.
EV manufacturers had time until the end of this month to respond in detail to the warnings. Once responses are received, the government will decide what criminal action, if any, should be taken against the guilty EV manufacturers. This would be separate from the government panel’s recommendations on battery standardization and certification.