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Ola recalls 1,441 e-bikes amidst repeated fire incidents

By wasmulhaq 
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The number of two-wheel electric vehicle fire incidents has been increasing, which has pushed the manufacturer to the wall.

Ola Electric announced on Sunday that it would recall 1,441 units of its electric two-wheelers due to incidents of fire. Engineers and other experts will inspect the mechanisms of electric two-wheeler vehicles to find a solution.

In a statement, Ola said it is investigating a fire incident that happened in Pune on March 26. According to Ola’s preliminary assessment, it was found that the incident was an isolated one.”As a preemptive measure, we will be conducting a detailed diagnostic and health check of the scooters in that specific batch and therefore are issuing a voluntary recall of 1,441 vehicles, “Ola Electric said in its statement.

“These scooters will be inspected by our service engineers and will go through diagnostics across all battery systems, thermal systems, as well as safety systems,” the company said.

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Ola Electric said its battery systems already comply with and are tested for AIS 156, the latest proposed standard for India, in addition to being compliant with the European standard ECE 136.

Several cases of fire catching on electric two-wheelers have recently occurred in some parts of the country, particularly in Tamil Nadu, forcing manufacturers to recall their vehicles.

E-bike catches fire in Tamil Nadu

An electric bike emitted smoke in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruppur on April 11. It was the fourth such incident of e-bikes catching fire or emitting smoke in three weeks in the state since a father-daughter duo died after an electric bike exploded while charging.

The incidents are grave. The government needs to take action against the manufacturing companies. What kinds of machines and other materials are being used by companies?

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The transport ministry should take stern action against manufacturing companies. In addition to this, impose penalties against the guilty party.

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