Amid the recent incidents of EV scooters catching fire across the Nation and the recent spontaneous fire In the Ola S1 pro in Pune the Ev mobility manufacturer has recalled 1441 units. These units belong to the same batch as that of the one scooter that caught fire. As Ola said that this is a preemptive measure just to ensure similar incidents do not follow in case of a quality lapse.
The Bangalore Based company also came forward to talk about the occurrence in Pune and said that the incident was an anomaly. They reaffirmed that their battery packs comply with the AIS156 which is the country’s most recent battery legalization standard . also added that their battery packs adhere to the European Standard ECE136 as well.
As said above the company in their announcement said that the preliminary data available from the investigation of the Pune incident shows that the incident was a anomaly a isolated incident. As a preemptive measure the vehicles of the same batch have been recalled to carry a detailed health check as well as a detailed diagnostic .
Recently a lot of EV scooters have faces a similar fate as that of the burning Ola in Pune , witnessing which the government spoke on the matter and have issued a investigative probe in to the matter.
The union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, taking cognisance of these repeated incidents of electric two-wheelers catching fire said that the government will announce ‘quality-centric’ guidelines for manufacturers of electric vehicles (EVs) while also warning them of heavy penalties in case of negligence. Recently, the minister also asked the EV automakers of the nation to voluntarily recall automobiles and recommended harsh penalties for those that do not comply. In addition, he stated that an expert group has been formed to investigate similar events.
He stated, “Several mishaps involving Electric Two Wheelers have come to light in the last two months. It is most unfortunate that some people have lost their lives and several have been injured in these incidents,”. The minister in a series of tweets said, “We have constituted an Expert Committee to enquire into these incidents and make recommendations on remedial steps. Meanwhile, companies may take advance action to Recall all defective batches of vehicles immediately. Under the leadership of PM Shri@narendramodi ji, our government is committed to ensure safety of each and every commuter.”
In the most recent case of EV Scooter accident , a third electric scooter from Pure EV caught fire. The incident happened in Telangana’s Nizamabad district on Wednesday and unfortunately the accident calimed the life of an 80year old man .four more members of the family got severe burn injuries. Pure EV comes with a detachable battery that has to be taken out of the scooter housing to cahrge. The police said that the battery was being charged when it caught fire and exploded. The deceased was identified as B Ramaswamy. His son B Prakash is a tailor and he has been using a Pure EV electric scooter for the past year.
The sub-inspector investigating the incident said that Prakash took the battery out from the scooter and put it on charging at 12:30 AM. Ramaswamy, Prakash’s mother Kamalamma and son, Kalyan were sleeping in the living room when the battery exploded around 4 AM. He added that Prakash and his wife Krishnaveni also suffered minor injuries while fighting the flames.
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