Pure EV recalls 2000 electric scooters in view of rising fire accidents

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Just days after several fire accidents, Pure EV is recalling its 2000 electric scooters. Pure EV has decided to recall the respective 2,000 vehicles to deal with some faulty hardware. Pure EV has become the second Indian electric scooter maker after Okinawa Autotech to recall its scooters following repeated fire incidents.

Pure EV will be recalling the ETRANCE+ and EPLUTO 7G models under the current phase. “In view of the recent incidents of fire in our vehicles in Nizamabad and Chennai, Pure EV has decided to recall 2000 electric vehicles from ETRANCE+ and EPLUTO 7G models of respective batches,” the company said in a statement.

Pure EV electric scooters to be recalled

The company did not specify which batch of scooters would be recalled. However, the concerned customers will be directly contacted through the dealership network. Pure EV promises to drive fast for health screening in the larger interest of all stakeholders.

According to the statement from the EV manufacturer, the vehicles and batteries of the recalled vehicles will have to undergo a thorough health check-up. The company claims that it will inspect the battery for any imbalance issues and then calibrate it through its device Battrix Faraday. Additionally, Pure EV will perform calibration of BMS and charger as and when required.

“Pure EV takes the safety of its customers and vehicles very seriously. We continue to organize several service camps in the interest of customers and disseminate information related to best practices for vehicle and battery safety,” the statement said.

fire took the life of one person

Earlier this week, the Indian EV maker expressed deep regret over the past few incidents of fire. An 80-year-old man lost his life in Nizamabad in a recent accident and his family members were also injured in the accident. After the accident, the company issued a statement expressing condolences. However, he claimed that he had no record of sales or service relating to the entity concerned.

“From our customer database we do not have any record of sales or service made by the user cited in the media. Our dealer is ascertaining whether the vehicle was purchased from any of our earlier buyers through second hand sale.” The company is cooperating fully with the local investigative agencies and has directed its dealer to obtain full details of the incident from the informed user.

Amid rising incidents of fire in electric two-wheelers, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the Center will issue necessary orders on defaulting companies after receiving the report of an expert panel set up to probe the matter.

In the wake of recent developments and plans to expand battery swapping technology, government think tank NITI Aayog announced a new draft battery swapping policy for electric vehicles and suggested a rigorous testing protocol for swappable batteries along with incentives .

Pure EV recalls 2000 electric scooters, first appeared on BGR India in view of rising fire accidents.

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