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EV fire incidents; experts discuss lessons for manufacturers and policymakers

videos | Apr 11, 2022 7:39 PM IST

EV fire incidents; experts discuss lessons for manufacturers and policymakers

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Varun Agni, Co-Founder and CTO of Bounce; Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of SUN Mobility; and Ashim Sharma, Partner & Group Head of Business Performance Improvement Consulting for Auto, Engineering & Logistics at Nomura Research Institute discuss the safety of electric vehicles and lessons for companies and policymakers.

Forty electric scooters of Jitendra Electric Vehicles, a venture of the Shah group, caught fire in a transport container in Nashik on Saturday. The company says that they are investigating the root cause behind the fire incident - fortunately, no one was injured.

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The incident in Nashik, the fifth in just over a month comes at a time when the government has already ordered an independent probe into the fire incidents involving Ola and Okinawa vehicles.
The push to e-mobility has been one of the most ambitious projects of this government.
CNBC-TV18 had reported that there is a feeling within the government on strengthening fire safety standards for EVs. Government sources indicate that there is a need for revisiting testing and certification standards.
Varun Agni, Co-Founder and CTO of Bounce; Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of SUN Mobility; and Ashim Sharma, Partner & Group Head of Business Performance Improvement Consulting for Auto, Engineering & Logistics at Nomura Research Institute discuss the safety of electric vehicles and lessons for companies and policymakers.
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