New-energy cars to come under tougher safety scrutiny in China

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  • Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021

China is increasing safety standards required for new-energy vehicles like electric cars, amid growing backlash against manufacturers about driver safety issues. — Bloomberg

Electric cars and other new-energy vehicles will be subject to increased safety checks in China, amid driver concern over issues ranging from battery fires to brake failures.

NEV makers will be required to strengthen safety monitoring and management systems, according to draft guidelines issued Wednesday by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

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