In India, yet another electric scooter has caught fire.
An electric scooter caught fire in the Manjampakkam area of Chennai, according to ETAuto report and video on social media. The electric scooter is first seen on the side of the road, engulfed in a cloud of white smoke. There have been four fires involving electric wheelers in India in the last few days.
It was only a few days ago that we reported on three separate incidents of electric two catching fire in India. A Pure EV electric two wheeler caught fire in Chennai, India, in the most recent incident. Electric scooter (ePluto) caught fire in Manjampakkam area of Chennai, according to ETAuto report and video on social media. The white smoke from the electric scooter can first be seen enveloping it on the side of the road. There have been four fires involving electric scooters in India in the last few days. At first, an Ola electric scooter caught fire in Pune, followed by another incident in which an Okinawa electric scooter erupted in flames, killing two people.
In Trichy, Tamil Nadu, another e-scooter fire was reported earlier this week. This is the third time that a Pure EV scooter has been involved in a fire; in September of last year, Pure EV two Wheeler caught fire.
This year’s rise in the number of electric-vehicle (EV) fires coincides with the start of spring and has raised concerns about the safety of purchasing an EV in the country. Thermal runaway in lithium-ion batteries, in which one cell’s fire spreads to others, necessitates more stringent testing and parameters.
As a result of these incidents, all electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers in the United States should be held to the same battery and safety standards. Electric mobility will be made safer through the implementation of new standards, which the government has already hinted at.
According to the government’s investigation into incidents involving Ola electric scooters, a Center for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) has been asked to investigate the circumstances leading to it and also propose remedial measures.