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Ola, Pure EV, and Okinawa recall nearly 6,700 Electric Scooters

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Ola, Pure EV, and Okinawa recall nearly 6,700 Electric Scooters
26 Apr 2022
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Recently, frequent Electric Scooter fire incidents have drawn the criticism of Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. Nitin Gadkari has warned the manufacturers of electric scooters involved in incidents of severe penalties. After the Minister’s warning, electric scooter makers, Ola, Pure EV, and Okinawa have announced a recall of some of their electric scooters. While Ola has recalled 1,441 Ola S1 Pro and Ola S1 electric scooters, Pure EV has recalled 2,000 of its Electric scooters. For an industry that is still in its very early, these recalls by the manufacturers indicates a major problem.

Another Electric two-wheeler manufacturer Okinawa has also recalled 3,215 Praise Pro electric scooters. Okinawa has claimed that the recall is part of a “comprehensive powerpack health check-up” and the company will check the batteries for any damage and repair them free of charge. However, the recalls by the companies seem to be a direct result of Gadkari’s warning which he issued in response to the multiple fire accidents involving electric scooters. In some incidents, Electric Scooter owners lost their lives, too, with the latest incident involving the death of a man, and serious fire injuries to his wife and two daughters.

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