Electric carmaker Tesla has been recalling 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles worldwide.
The prime reason for recalling is reported to be its faulty locking mechanism in their rear seats that raise the risk of the seats falling forward in a crash.
These vehicles were manufactured between Oct 28, 2016, and August 16, 2017. A small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats in some Model X vehicles may need to be adjusted, the company was quoted by Reuters. The issue was detected during internal testing. Tesla said about 3 percent of the recalled vehicles may have the issue.
India Transport Minister has approached Tesla for making electric vehicles in India. However, Tesla founder, Elon Musk had expressed his inability and demanded more time, owing to its EV manufacturing engagement in China and US.
Indian govt has also appealed to vehicle manufacturers to make a shift towards electric vehicle by 2030. Meanwhile, there has not been any reports accidents related to the issue.
Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) will supply 150 electric vehicles in phase I to State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) by November 30.
The complete transition EVs will need a considerable investment of ₹1.8 lakh crore in setting up charging stations and other infrastructure in the country, according to a report by Feedback Consulting.
While China, which has one-third of the global auto market, released auto industry plan in April marking new energy vehicles future sales growth. China is the world’s largest auto market, with 28.03 million vehicles sold last year. It will be a global hub with sales reaching 7 million annually in 2025.
Earlier, the carmaker had recalled 2,700 Model X SUVs in the United States in April 2016 due to a faulty locking hinge in the third-row seats.
In 2015, it recalled 90,000 Model S sedans worldwide over a possible defect in the front seat belt assembly and a year earlier had recalled 29,222 of the same model over a charging defect that posed a fire hazard.