Chinese industry watchdog summons 7 NEV makers over non-compliance
Published: Oct 19, 2021 12:37 AM
An NEV is being charged. Photo: VCG

An NEV is being charged. Photo: VCG

China's industry watchdog announced on Monday it has summoned seven new-energy vehicle (NEV) makers that were found noncompliant during a yearly supervision and inspection and urged them to rectify their activities within set timeframes.  

The call from the authorities was part of regulatory moves for the development of the NEV sector to improve the conformity of production and ensure product quality and safety, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said in a statement on its website. The ministry did not name the seven NEV manufacturers on the statement.

The affected firms were required to carefully analyze the cause of the problems and adopt rectification measures within set timeframes. Meanwhile, the violators were slapped with administrative penalties, including the suspension of filing new NEV vehicles, according to the statement.

The MIIT pledged to strengthen ongoing and ex post supervision of power-driven road vehicles and cooperate with other departments to enhance information sharing and implement joint punishments, thereby ensuring vehicle quality and safety.

The latest move followed MIIT's meeting with 25 NEV makers late last year over noncompliance issues implicating renowned domestic brand names including BAIC Motor, Dongfeng Motor, Guangzhou Automobile and BYD, according to media reports.