China tightens safety scrutiny for electric cars new-energvehicles

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China tightens safety scrutiny for electric cars, new-energy vehicles

File photo of Tesla electric vehicles. (Image used for representational purpose)

China tightens safety scrutiny for electric cars, new-energy vehicles

China wants automakers to have a 24-hour emergency response system for major accidents. Automakers also potentially face heavy penalties in case there is a failure to conduct regular checks.

China, the worlds largest electric car market, is doubling down on the safety standards of these and other new-age vehicles that make use of alternate fuels. Referred to as new-energy vehicles, China wants manufacturers to ensure the utmost safety so that incidents such as brake failures, power loss and battery fires can be minimized. read more