New Delhi: There are many incidents of fires in electric scooters across the country. Ola Electric’s concerns have grown since its launch a few months ago. Ola Electric is recalling 1441 scooters due to fire incidents in e-scooters. Earlier, Okinawa Autotech had also withdrawn its 3215E scooters.
- The company made an important decision as the number of fires in electric scooters increased
- Ola recalled 1441 units of electric scooters from the market
- Earlier Okinawa Autotech also recalled its 3215 vehicles
- The government formed a panel to look into the occurrence of fires in electric scooters
The company said an investigation into the March 26 Ola scooter fire in Pune was still ongoing. Preliminary investigations have revealed that this is a different case. The company will voluntarily recall 1,441 vehicles as a precautionary measure.
The company further said that the company’s service engineers will test the scooters and thoroughly inspect the battery system. They are working on a battery-connected system from first to last stage and testing it for AIS 156. According to the company, their scooters are also compliant with European standard ECE 136.
There have been a number of recent fires in electric scooters. So manufacturers of electric scooters are having to recall their vehicles. Even before Ola Electric, Okinawa Autotech has recalled 3215 units. At the same time PureEV also recalled about 2,000 units.
A panel has been constituted by the government to look into the incidents of fire in electric scooters. Companies have also been warned. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Policy Commission CEO Amitabh Kant have asked EV companies to recall all defective batches of vehicles by the end of this month.