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Mumbai. Another EV company based in Hyderabad has recalled 2,000 units of the e-scooter. Pure EV sells electric scooters like ETrance, EPluto and ETryst in the Indian market. The Pure EV scooter has witnessed several fire incidents in Telangana and Tamil Nadu in the recent past. Due to this mistake, the company has taken this step. Earlier, Okinawa Autotech had recalled more than 3,000 units of its electric scooters due to the fire incident.
80-year-old man dies in battery fire
Recently, an 80-year-old man died of burns when the battery of a Pure EV scooter caught fire. Actually the EV was being charged inside the house. Three other people were also reported to have been injured in this incident. On Thursday, Pure EV expressed its regret over the incident in Nizamabad near Hyderabad. The recalled units include the e-Trans+ and e-Pluto 7G electric scooters.
Case registered against Pure EV
According to Police, a case has been registered against Pure EV under section 304A (death due to negligence) of IPC.
Multiple cases of fire in Pure EV electric scooter
Shortly before this, another Pure EV electric scooter caught fire in Telangana. During this, there was a sudden fire in the electric scooter of Pure EV parked in the parking lot in Warangal district. The electric scooter can be seen burning in a viral video.
This is the fifth incident of a fire in Pure EV's electric scooter. In September 2021 also, two electric scooters of the company caught fire.
E-scooters of other companies are also catching fire
Apart from this, 20 electric scooters of Jitendra EV had caught fire recently. There have also been cases of fire in e-scooters from Okinawa and Ola. Some time ago Okinawa also issued a recall for more than 3000 of its electric scooters.