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Testing sops for batteries

UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS | GOVT SETS UP PANEL TO SUGGEST CERTIFICATION, TESTING SOPS FOR BATTERIES | 08TH JULY | INDIAN EXPRESS

SYLLABUS SECTION: GS III (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)

WHY IN THE NEWS?

Amid increasing instances of fires in electric vehicles (EVs)being report from parts of the country, the government has step in with a plan to formulate procedures on Testing sops for batteries certification and quality control.

COMMITTEE MANDATE:

  • To suggest the ways to ensure the right quality of the product.
  • Validation of key components.
  • SOP, formula tea Testing sops for batteries certification standard for the battery used in electric vehicles.
WHY GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING FOR EVS?
  • With a larger aim to reduce its crude import bill, the government’s focus is on pushing passenger vehicle owners to shift to electric vehicles.
  • The government is also targeting to go all-electric in terms of new car sales in the country by 2030.
CONSUMER HESITATION
  • India lacks charging infrastructure, even in big cities,
  • Lack of proper oversight from regulatory bodies over these manufacturers add to the woes.
  • The current policies in place at the State level, which are focused on accelerating adoption of EVs among consumers, have spurred an e-three-wheeler dominance.
  • Lack of proper oversight from regulatory bodies over these manufacturers add to the woes.
  • Lack of proper oversight from regulatory bodies over these manufacturers add to the woes.

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SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS

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