Fire in three electric scooters in the last 10 days, are Indian companies failing to make capable batteries?
Considering the growing market size of electric scooters in India, three scooters catching fire is a matter of thought. Both the companies were silent on this till now. After which they have assured that they are investigating the incidents.
India's move towards electric mobility is moving rapidly. In the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of vehicles from launch to sale. But in the last two weeks, questions have been raised on the country's EV initiative. You will remember that we had shared information about the incident of fire in an electric scooter till recently. Within ten days, news of the fire in two other electric scooters has come to the fore in the country.
The battery is the main cause of fire in EV
Considering the growing market size of electric scooters in India, three scooters catching fire is a matter of thought. In fact, Pure EV and Okinawa whose e-scooters caught fire in the last ten days, both the companies remained silent on this. After which they have assured that they are investigating the incidents. At present, it cannot be denied that the main reason for the fire in EVs is batteries.
Why does an EV battery catch fire?
Battery fires are nothing new to the auto industry, but tracing the true root cause of fires has been very difficult. Because even a simple short circuit in these vehicles can cause a fire. However, unlike ICE vehicles, EVs use larger and heavier lithium-ion batteries. There is a risk of fire, although this only happens if the battery is either not manufactured correctly or is damaged. Also, the software that operates the battery may not have been properly designed.
After two incidents of Pure EV's ePluto scooter catching fire last week went viral on social media, electric vehicle startup Pure EV has said it is using a comprehensive set of guidelines on the production and storage of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. Is. In a four-page internal communication note sent to dealers and stakeholders, the company said it has recalled one of the two damaged scooters at the factory and is investigating the incident for more details.