Another Pure EV escooter fire incident reported- Check details
Another incident of Pure EV escooter catching fire has been reported in Gujarat on Thursday.
Recently, several incidents of electric vehicles catching fire have been reported and they do not seem to stop. As per a latest report by IANS, another escooter belonging to Pure EV went up in flames in Gujarat. The incident occured at a house in Suvidhinath Society in Patan district on Thursday when the Pure EV EPluto 7G escooter was being charged. The video of the EV catching fire is also being circulated on social media and it soon went viral.
In the video, the escooter can be seen in flames with the charger still plugged in. It can be known that no casualties have been reported. However, as already stated this is not the first time such an incident has happened. As per the report by IANS, this was the fifth incident of fire related to Pure Energy's electric scooters. Also, Pure EV has not yet released any statement about the cause of fire in the recent incident. Also Read: Google Drive, DropBox BANNED for Government employees! Know why
The last incident of escooter catching fire was reported last month from Hyderabad. Prior to the incident in Hyderabad, in the month of April, Pure EV had recalled 2,000 electric scooters. Releasing an official statement on Twitter about the same, Pure EV said, "In view of the recent fire incidents involving our vehicles in Nizamabad and Chennai, Pure EV has decided to recall 2000 vehicles from the models ETRANCE+ and EPLUTO 7G of the concerned batches."
It can be noted that the government is all set to introduce EV battery standards (BIS standards) for EV two-wheelers that will be expanded to four-wheelers at a later stage. According to IANS Live, the BIS standards for EV batteries will look into "size, connectors, specification and minimum quality of cells, the battery's capacity".
NITI Aayog, in a recent discussion paper, also stressed upon the need for BIS standards as the first step towards a national battery swapping policy. The preliminary findings from the government-constituted probe committee on EV fires also identifies issues with battery cells or design in nearly all of the electric two-wheeler fire incidents in the country.