auto news desk, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the government is working to develop mandatory quality standards for drones and electric vehicles (EVs). This will prevent import of substandard products and encourage domestic industry. He said that work is also being done to develop Quality Control Order (QCO) for charging stations for electric vehicles. Standards have been developed for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones for agricultural purposes, and work is now underway to standardize UAVs for general use and test requirements for associated equipment and cyber security.
Piyush Goyal gave a big update
Goyal told reporters that now we are working on the standards in the case of drones. Similarly, we are working on standards for EVs and the charging infrastructure that enables them. He said that all the standards are being formulated after detailed discussion with the concerned industry people. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) director general Pramod Kumar Tiwari said several standards have been developed for batteries and work is underway to facilitate battery exchange.
Companies are focusing on cost cutting
When we asked Devesh Gangal, Country Marketing Manager, Boro India, what is his company doing to cut costs? He said that just last month the company has made huge profits whether in India or globally. So right now our focus is more on expansion than cost-cutting as our entire focus this year will be on EVI and hyper local delivery.