New Delhi, April 24 (Agency)
Ola Electric has decided to withdraw 1,441 units of electric two-wheelers from the market. The company has taken this step in the wake of the recent fire incident in an electric two-wheeler. The company said in a statement that it is investigating the incident of fire in an electric two-wheeler in Pune on March 26. Preliminary investigation suggests that this is the only case of its kind. However, the company said that as a safety measure, it is withdrawing 1,441 electric vehicles of this consignment from the market and it will test these scooters. Ola Electric said, these scooters will be thoroughly checked by our engineers. They will check everything from battery system, thermal system to security system. The company claimed that its battery system is already compliant and has been tested for AIS 156. This is the proposed new standard for India. Apart from this, this battery also meets the European standard ECE 136. Incidents of electric two-wheelers catching fire have been reported at many places in the country in the recent past. Due to this, electric two wheeler companies are recalling their vehicles from the market. Okinawa Autotech has withdrawn more than 3,000 units from the market.