In another incident, an electric scooter of Pure EV caught fire in Warangal, Telangana. A 36-second video of the incident shows plumes of smoke billowing out of the red colored Pure EV electric scooter Epluto parked on the side of the road. For those unaware, this is the fourth scooter from the Pure EV that has caught fire in the last seven months.
In the past few days, electric scooters from OEMs including Okinawa, OLA, Jitendra EV and Pure EV have recently caught fire, though only Okinawa has recalled some electric scooters for testing. Battery and battery management system issues are believed to be the main reason behind fires in electric vehicles.
Recently Pure EV caught fire near Mathur toll plaza in Manjampakkam area outside North Chennai.
“We are investigating the incident and will conduct a thorough evaluation. “We adhere to the highest safety standards by applying rigorous internal testing as well as special phase change materials to our battery packs,” the company said in a statement to The Economic Times recently.
Earlier this week, a video of an Ola S1 electric scooter catching fire had surfaced online. The vehicle was parked on the roadside in Pune at the time of the incident. Responding to the incident, the company said that it is investigating the matter.
In another incident, a father-daughter duo died after an Okinawa e-bike caught fire in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore. “According to reliable sources, media and local officials, it is a clear case of short circuit due to negligence in charging the vehicle. We will wait for the full investigation to unfold,” the company said in response to the incident.
In the third incident, an electric scooter was reported to have caught fire in Trichy’s Manapparai. There is no report of any injury in this incident.
These incidents have not gone unnoticed by the central government. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has ordered an inquiry into the incidents of fire in electric scooters. The investigation is being conducted by the Center for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES).
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