Ola Electric seeks government notice, reason for scooter fire
Ola Electric Gets Govt Notice:The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has recently sent a notice to Ola Electric over the incident of fire in an electric scooter. The CCPA has given 15 days to Ola Electric to respond to the notice. The notice was issued to the company on June 15. Similar notices were earlier issued to Pure EV and Boot Motors, but now to Ola Electric.
In the last few months, electric scooters of many companies including Ola have caught fire. Since then this incident was being discussed a lot. Along with this, questions were also being raised on the security rules of the Government of India. Consequently, the CCPA has taken cognizance of the incident of fire in electric vehicles.
The CCPA has asked Ola Electric about the cause and quality of the scooter fire. In April, 1,441 units of electric scooters were recalled following the incident. The company says that the battery system complies with AIS 156 standards. But the government is considering changing the rules soon.
The company said that the scooters that are being recalled will be inspected by our service engineers and the battery system, thermal system as well as safety system will be thoroughly checked. Recently, a large number of electric bikes have caught fire in different parts of the country. Which has forced manufacturers to recall their vehicles.
Okinawa Autotech recalled 3,000 units after the fire, while PureEV recalled about 2,000 electric vehicles. The Central Government has constituted a special committee to investigate the fire in the electric scooter and take appropriate action against the manufacturers. Recently, the Central Government’s Fire Explosives and Environment Agency (CFEEA) had sent notices to electric vehicle manufacturers to find out the causes of fire in vehicles.
Meanwhile, Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has issued strict instructions to companies making electric vehicles. Giving a strong message to the automakers, Gadkari said that he will look into such matters through an expert committee and issue directions for imposing heavy fines on auto companies.