Okinawa electric scooter catches fire again, takes down entire EV dealership in Tamil Nadu
No casualties were reported and the fire was put out with the help of locals but the entire showroom was gutted
An entire Okinawa autotech dealership was burnt down to ashes in Tamil Nadu owing to a reported fire in an e-scooter belonging to the company. No casualties were reported and the fire was put out with the help of locals but the entire showroom was gutted.
This was the sixth EV fire incident since the onset of summer this year.
The Electric two-wheeler manufacturer had recalled 3,215 units of its 'Praise Pro' scooters on April 16, just before the dealership was engulfed in flames in Tamil Nadu. The EV maker was yet to make a statement on the latest EV fire at its dealership.
According to the company, the recall has been initiated to fix any issue related to batteries. "The batteries will be checked for loose connectors or any damage and be repaired free of charge at any of the Okinawa authorised dealerships pan India," the company said.
On March 26, a father-daughter duo died due to a blast in the battery of their Okinawa scooter which was being charged at their home. Late last month, a blue-coloured Ola S1 Pro e-scooter that was parked on the side of the road in Pune caught fire.
The scooter burst into flames which soon engulfed the entire vehicle.