Electric scooters are occupying the sales charts on a monthly and yearly basis. Scooter makers are enjoying a growth in sales at a time when the rest of the two-wheeler segment is unable to match up to last year. Some of the major factors driving this spike are increase in fuel prices, lower base than ICE-engine counterparts, and government subsidies at both the state and central levels.
Despite the growth that is taking place in the electric scooter segment, recent accidents have cast a shadow on the emerging industry and its leadership. There have been about five incidents of fire in less than 20 days. All these developments have exposed the dangers involved in an otherwise harmless looking industry. Fires due to electric vehicles are constantly in the news and brands may have to look into the matter before launching their next big product. But what can people who already have an EV do?
here are some Tips on how you can drive your EV safely without risking a battery fire,
Considering that electric scooters are just starting to catch on in terms of popularity, it is only fair to expect more fire incidents in the short term. There is not going to be any relief from the record breaking temperature of summer. These tips also provide better range and extended battery charge cycles.
How to keep electric scooter battery safe
-OEM specified charger to be used for specific battery type only. Do not interchange or use any non-genuine charger.
-Keep the batteries at room temperature.
-Please do not charge the battery within 1 hour after use. It is recommended that the batteries cool down for some time before charging them.
-If you find that the battery casing is damaged or water infiltrated, immediately disassemble and store separately, and notify your dealer.
-The battery and charger should be stored in a clean, dry and ventilated place, avoid contact with corrosive substances, away from sources of fire and heat (not less than 2 meters), away from flammable materials, and The battery should be disconnected from the charger.
-Make sure your lead acid batteries are rotated regularly (at 3-month intervals) when the battery is approx. 30% of the total charge, charge the battery to improve its life.
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