Okinawa dealership burns down after electric scooter catches fire in Tamil Nadu

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An Okinawa dealership in Tamil Nadu went up in flames after an EV was reported to have caught fire. No casualty was reported and the fire was brought under control with the help of local people. The EV maker was yet to make a statement on the latest EV fire at its dealerships. This is the sixth major EV-related fire incident in the past few weeks.

According to IANS news agency, there were no casualties and the fire was brought under control with the help of local people but the entire showroom was gutted.

Recently, a father-daughter duo died due to an explosion in the battery of their Okinawa scooter, which was being charged at their home.

Late last month, a blue colored Ola S1 Pro e-scooter parked on the side of the road caught fire in Pune. The scooty caught fire, which immediately engulfed the entire vehicle.

As more and more electric two-wheelers are catching fire in the country, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant last week asked EV original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to voluntarily recall batches involved in EV fire incidents.

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.

The post Okinawa dealership first appeared on BGR India after an electric scooter caught fire in Tamil Nadu.

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