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Electric two-wheeler Fires Incidents Compel the Government to Order a Recall of Faulty Batches

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Electric two-wheeler Fires Incidents Compel the Government to Order a Recall of Faulty Batches
22 Apr 2022
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The Electric Vehicle Industry has suffered a massive setback due to the continuous fire incidents surrounding electric two-wheelers in India. These incidents have forced the government to now take immediate actions and ordered EV manufacturers to immediately recall faulty batches of EVs that may trigger more such incidents. After Nitin Gadkari, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister in a tweet said that Electric Vehicles company may take advance action to recall all defective batches of vehicles immediately, Hyderabad-based Pure EV informed that it has started the recall of 2,000 e-scooters to look for any faults in batteries and chargers.

On Thursday, the company in a statement said, "In view of the recent fire incidents involving our vehicles in Nizamabad and Chennai, PURE EV has decided to recall 2,000 vehicles from the models ETrance Plus and EPluto7G of the concerned batches.” Recently, An 80-year-old man was killed and two others were injured when the battery of a Pure EV electric two-wheeler exploded in their house in the Nizamabad district of the Telangana State. According to police, the incident occurred on the night of April 19 in a house where the battery was put on charge.

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