Okinawa dealership burns down after electric scooter catches fire in Tamil Nadu

A reported EV fire in the Okinawa outlet set off a fire alarm at the Okinawa dealer in Tamil Nadu. The fire was extinguished with help from locals and no casualties were reported. The EV manufacturer has yet to release a statement about the latest EV fire at their dealership. It is the sixth major EV fire in recent weeks.

The IANS news agency reported that there were no injuries and that the fire was extinguished with help from locals. However, the showroom had to be completely gutted.

A blast in their Okinawa scooter battery, which they were charging at home, caused a fatal accident that resulted in the death of a father and daughter duo.

A blue-coloured Ola S1 Pro electric scooter that had been parked along the Pune road caught on fire late last month. Soon, the whole vehicle was engulfed by flames.

Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog asked EV OEMs to recall any batches that were involved in these EV fires as more two-wheelers are set on fire.

Gurugram’s Okinawa Autotech announced that it would recall 3,215 Praise Pro scooters at no cost to address any battery problems.

According to Okinawa the recall is part of comprehensive health check-up camps for power packs. There the batteries are checked for any loose connectors and any damage. The battery can be fixed at no cost by any Okinawa authorized dealer in India.

The batteries will be checked for any loose connections or damage, and repaired at no cost by any Okinawa-authorized dealerships across India. “The electric 2W manufacturer is working with dealers partners to ensure that customers have a convenient repair experience. For this reason, vehicle owners will need to be reached individually,” said the company in a statement.

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Conclusion

A reported EV fire in the Okinawa outlet set off a fire alarm at the Okinawa dealer in Tamil Nadu. The fire was extinguished with help from locals and no casualties were reported. The EV manufacturer has yet to release a statement about the latest EV fire at their dealership. It is the sixth major EV fire