Last month, we saw several reports of electric scooters catching fire. Here, there is another incident of electric car catching fire. This time Jitendra Ivy’s electric scooters caught fire while being taken from the factory to a dealership.
The video was uploaded to YouTube by Ride with Peacock. In the video, we see a truck parked and the trailer door open because the electric scooters in the upper berth caught fire. They are burning violently and creating lots of black smoke. We also see firefighters at the scene and spraying water on scooters to put out the fire. However, as it is an electric fire, it can be a bit difficult to put out.
The incident took place on April 9 in Nasik, Maharashtra. The truck was carrying Jitendra Ivy’s electric scooter. There were 40 scooters of which 20 caught fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported so far.
So far, Ola Electric’s S1 Pro, Pure EV’s electric scooter, Sahara EV’s scooter and Okinawa Autotech electric scooter have caught fire. Due to so many incidents, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has started an investigation against such incidents. They want to know the season behind the fire.
The ministry has asked the Defense Research and Development Organization’s CFEES laboratory to investigate. CFEES stands for Center for Fire, Explosives and Environmental Safety. The ministry has asked CFEES to suggest some remedial measures to improve each case. The government is quite sincere about the fire caused by the electric vehicle. Independent experts in science and technology have been appointed. They will investigate the incident and submit a report to the ministry.
Ola Electric has already begun an investigation when their scooter caught fire. Fortunately, no one was injured. Ola Electric said, “We are aware of an incident that happened to us on a scooter in Pune and are investigating to understand the root cause and will share more updates in the next few days. We keep in touch with customers who are absolutely secure. Vehicle safety is extremely important at Ola and we are committed to the highest quality of our products. We have taken this incident seriously and will take appropriate action and share more in the coming days. ”
The Okinawa incident was different. One person and his daughter died in the accident. The scooter caught fire while charging at home. The fire occurred due to a short circuit while charging the scooter. Even if you are charging your electric scooter at home, you need the right wiring that can carry the load.