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Govt orders probe into ‘incidents of fire’ in two-wheeler EVs, to take action after report

Taking cognizance of incident, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has promised action against the manufacturers after forensic investigation.

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New Delhi: The recent spate of fire in two-wheeler electric vehicles (EVs) in past one week has caught the attention of Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. In last one week, four incidents of fire have come to light.

Taking cognizance of incident, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has promised action against the manufacturers after forensic investigation.

“A total of four incidents of fire in two-wheeler EVs have been reported in the past one week and this is a very serious issue. We have ordered a forensic investigation into each of the individual events from experts of Centre for Fire Explosive, DRDO and IISc, Bengaluru,” Gadkari said today.

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He also informed that as many as 10,76,420 EVs were registered in the country by march 25.

The minister said that government will take appropriate action after the exact technical reason behind the fire is known.

“We are waiting for the report from the expert committee. After receiving the report, we will find out exactly what is the reason behind that. On the basis of that report, we will take appropriate action against the manufacturer,” he said.

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Though investigation report is yet to come in, the apparent reason behind these incidents is said to be high temperature.

“We are still waiting for the report of the expert committee. After we receive the report of the expert committee, we will take appropriate action. We will also take sufficient measures for the safety of the people,” he said.

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