Why are electric vehicles catching fire?

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Developments in Science and Technology.   Context: The Union Government has constituted an expert panel to probe the recent series of battery explosions in electric vehicles (EVs).   Reasons for the recent increase in demand for electric vehicles: Concern over climate change. Cost of Li-ion (Lithium-ion) battery technology has decreased. …

Govt Policies of 2021 To Help Boost EV Adoption:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Roadways.   Context: In a thrust towards incentivising new age technologies and fulfil the pledged taken at COP26 to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by the year 2070, India is aggressively promoting the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs).   Aim: India aims to switch 30 percent of private …

Assam govt. unveils electric vehicle policy:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Context: The Assam government has unveiled an electric vehicle (EV) policy for phasing out vehicles running on fossil fuels by 2030.   Highlights of the Policy: The policy aims to introduce at least 200,000 electric vehicles (EVs) within the next five years through a set of incentives for …