New Delhi: Scooters produced by Ola, Okinawa, and Pure caught fire just as electric vehicle sales were picking up steam, with one accident costing two lives. According to accounts, 40 scooters have caught fire immediately outside the building where they were manufactured.
In a lorry near the facility, electric scooters built by Jitendra Electric Vehicles, a business of the Shah group located in Nashik, caught fire. A total of 40 scooters, set to be sent to Bengaluru via road, were destroyed. The organisation stated that it is examining the cause of the fire in reaction to the incident.
The government has called Ola and Okinawa to submit their incident investigation reports, and we can anticipate the government to summon Jitendra Electric Vehicles to do the same.
Because recent EV events have involved well-known brands, the government is considering adjustments to testing and certification, although this will be contingent on the results given by the EV manufacturers.
Experts in the industry have also suggested that poor battery quality, as well as India’s extreme heat and the way EVs are ridden in India, might be contributing factors in EVs catching fire.