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Pure EV Electrical Scooter Catches Fireplace In Chennai, 4th Incident In 4 Days

The electrical scooter was parked on the roadside when it caught hearth.

Days after electrical automobiles (EVs) of Ola and Okinawa Autotech catching hearth, an identical incident has been reported from Tamil Nadu capital Chennai. This time, an electrical scooter made by Hyderabad startup Pure EV burst into flames, elevating considerations concerning the security of EVs.

The now viral video of the incident, which came about close to Mathur toll plaza in Manjampakkam – a residential space in north Chennai – exhibits plumes of smoke billowing from the scooter.

The 26-second video exhibits the red-coloured EV parked on the roadside. That is the fourth such incident in 4 days.

On March 28, a video on social media confirmed Ola’s S1 electrical scooter catching hearth in Pune. The EV was parked on the roadside when the incident came about.

The over half-a-minute video confirmed the Ola S1 Professional in Midnight Blue color releasing some smoke earlier than bursting into flames and ultimately being engulfed in hearth.

Ola Electrical took cognizance of the incident and stated in a press release that it was investigating the issue. The corporate additionally assured that it could take acceptable motion as soon as the investigation is over within the coming days.

The Ola S1 Professional was launched as the corporate’s first electrical scooter final 12 months. It debuted alongside the common Ola S1.

The incident with Okinawa two-wheeler came about in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore.

After the incident with Ola scooter, information company Reuters carried a report which stated that lithium-ion batteries, whether or not utilized in electrical automobiles or digital gadgets, can catch hearth if they’ve been improperly manufactured or broken, or if the software program that operates the battery is just not designed accurately.

Ola firm officers have stated beforehand that the corporate imports its battery cells from South Korea however plans to begin manufacturing them regionally.



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