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Safety flags raised after three electric scooters catch fire in a week

EVPure, Ola S1 and Okinawa vehicles go up in flames; government sets up committee for investigation.

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Shine JacobShally Seth Mohile Chennai & Mumbai
The government-appointed expert committee, which probes incidents of Ola Electric’s S1 Pro and Okinawa vehicles catching fires, has added the latest case of fire involving PureEV electric scooter to its investigation, a senior government official told Business Standard.

“A team comprising experts from Indian Institute of Science (IISC) and Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) are investigating the cases. As soon as the report is submitted, we shall take appropriate action,” said Giridhar Aramane, secretary at the ministry of road transport and highways.

Videos of a PureEV electric scooter model engulfed in flames in Chennai went viral on social media

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First Published: Mar 30 2022 | 2:22 PM IST

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