Fire breaks out at Okinawa electric scooter showroom in Mangaluru, several scooters burnt

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An Okinawa electric scooter showroom in Mangaluru, Karnataka reportedly burnt down, destroying several scooters. The EV manufacturer said that it is in touch with the dealership and is providing all necessary assistance.

A report by CNBC-TV18 quoted Okinawa Autotech as saying: “We learned about the unfortunate incident of fire at one of our showrooms in Mangalore this morning. We are in touch with the dealership and we are providing all necessary assistance.”

The EV manufacturer said: “As stated by the dealer, the fire in the showroom was caused by an electric short circuit … Safety is at the core of Okinawa Autotech and we want to ensure that the highest standards of safety are maintained in our dealerships. To be maintained. Country”.

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An Okinawa Autotech dealership in Chennai was also engulfed in flames, reportedly also due to an electrical short circuit.

Okinawa Autotech has also announced the opening of a new factory in Karoli, Rajasthan. The new facility will have state-of-the-art production facilities. This is the third plant in Okinawa after their two factories in Rajasthan. The factory will be spread over 30 acres. The brand claims that this will provide employment to more than 5000 people. Okinawa claims that the plant is expected to become the largest, fully integrated electric two-wheeler plant ever built in India.

Okinawa Autotech is set to invest Rs 500 crore in this new facility. The company claims that this new facility will be operational from October 2023.

Gurugram-based Okinawa Autotech said it will voluntarily recall 3,215 units of its Praise Pro scooter to fix any battery-related issues in the vehicle.

According to Okinawa, the recall is part of comprehensive power pack health check-up camps, where the batteries will be checked for loose connectors or any damage and repaired free of charge at any of Okinawa authorized dealerships across India.

“The battery will be checked for loose connectors or any damage and repaired free of charge at any of the Okinawa authorized dealerships across India. The electric 2W manufacturer is working closely with dealer partners to ensure that the repair experience is at the convenience of its customers, for which vehicle owners will be personally contacted,” the company said in a statement.

After a fire broke out at an Okinawa electric scooter showroom in Mangaluru, several of the destroyed scooters first appeared on BGR India.





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