Just days after multiple fire accidents, Pure EV is recalling 2000 of its electric scooters. In order to deal with some faulty hardware, Pure EV has decided to recall 2,000 concerning vehicles. Pure EV has become the second Indian electric scooter maker after Okinawa Autotech to recall their scooters after repeated incidents of fire. Also Read - Okinawa announces launch of its biggest electric vehicle factory in India: Check details
Pure EV will be recalling models ETRANCE+ and EPLUTO 7G under the current phase. In a statement, the company said, “In view of the recent fire incidents involving our vehicles in Nizamabad and Chennai, Pure EV has decided to recall 2000 electric vehicles from the models ETRANCE+ and EPLUTO 7G of the concerned batches,” it said. Also Read - Pure EV electric scooter catches fire while charging in Gujarat
Pure EV electric scooters that will be recalled
The company did not specify which batch of the scooters will be recalled. However, the concerned customers will be reached out directly through the dealership network. Pure EV has promised an expeditious campaign for health checkups in the larger interest of all stakeholders. Also Read - Honda might soon launch this affordable electric scooter with 130 km range: View pics
According to the statement by the EV maker, the vehicles and the batteries of the recalled vehicles shall undergo a thorough check for their health. The company claims it will inspect the battery for any imbalance issues and then calibrate it through its device Batrics Faraday. Additionally, the Pure EV will carry out the calibration of BMS and the charger if required.
“Pure EV takes safety of its customers and vehicles very seriously. We continue to conduct numerous service camps in the customer’s interests and disseminate information related to best practices for vehicle and battery safety,” the statement said.
Fire claimed life of one person
Earlier this week, the Indian EV maker expressed deep regret over the past few incidents of fire. In one of the recent accidents, an 80-year-old man in Nizamabad lost his life, and his family members were also injured in the accident. The company did release a statement after the accident offering condolences. However, they claimed that they did not have any record of sale or service concerning the unit in question.
“From our customer database we do not have any record of sale done or service availed by the quoted user in the media. Our dealer is exploring whether the vehicle was purchased through second hand sale from any of our first buyer.” The company is fully cooperating with the local investigating agencies and has instructed its dealer to get complete details of the incident from the reported user, it added.
With increasing incidents of electric two-wheelers catching fire, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the central government will issue necessary orders on defaulting companies after receiving the report of an expert panel that has been formed to enquire into the matter.
In view of the recent incidents and the plan to expand battery swapping technology, government think tank Niti Aayog announced a new draft battery swapping policy for electric vehicles and suggested incentives as well as a rigorous testing protocol for swappable batteries.