OLA, Okinawa and PureEV recall their vehicles after warning from Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari.
After Okinawa and PureEV, Ola Electric joins the wagon of recalling its vehicles. OLA Electric announced to recall of 1441 units of its electric two-wheelers S1 Pro and S1 on 24th April 2022. As the number of electric vehicles catching fire was increasing the company decided to recall its vehicles for further investigation. In the past couple of weeks, Electric Scooter manufacturers have been recalling the vehicles.
Okinawa Autotech has recalled nearly 3215 units of the Praise Pro whereas PureEV recalled around 2,000 units. Further, after a stern warning by The Union Road Transport Minister Shri. Nitin Gadkari the electric manufacturers advanced their action. Additionally, the minister also affirmed penalizing the manufacturers for any kind of negligence.
Further, various parts of the country recorded the Electric Scooters catching fire. And recently, a family of three was a victim of an accident in Vijaywada Andhra Pradesh wherein the wife and the daughter had severe fire injuries and the husband lost his life.
Okinawa has recalled the vehicles stating it to be a detailed check-up. Moreover, any battery or other issue shall be replaced free of cost. Similarly, OLA Electric stated the recall was a preventive measure considering the Pune incident to be the only event. The company shall run multiple diagnostics to verify any fault that needs immediate replacement. Even PureEV stated the recall to be a detailed analysis. The company shall run a detailed diagnostic to check if any issue. Accordingly the company shall action the issues immediately.
The government committee is yet to submit its details report on the electric scooters catching fire but the strange fact is the manufacturers OLA Electirc, Okinawa and PureEV recalled their vehicles only once the Union Minister Shri. Nitin Gadkari stepped in and warned of stern action.
Ola, Okinawa and PureEV recall has cumulatively resulted in around 6700 electric scooters being recalled so far.
Will the government implement a stringent quality guidelines or not only the findings and the recommendation by the committee shall decide.