Waiting for launch of new electric scooter? Here’s why it may get delayed

India’s electric car revolution seems to be in a halt. According to reports, India’s government believes that the EV manufacturers need to repair what is broken before they can launch more cars. Before March, the electric vehicle market had seen a surge in EV sales. Recent fires have caused some concern.

According to The Economic Times, the government has held a meeting regarding recent accidents with manufacturers. This meeting was called by the ministry of road transport and highways to address accidents, particularly with electric two-wheelers.


Update: PIB Fact Check announced that no meeting was held, which could lead to delays in EV launch.

The government has also asked all electric-two-wheeler manufacturers to recall the whole batch of scooters containing the defective units. A few manufacturers already have announced voluntary recalls for a select number of units. Ola Electric and Pure EV are two examples. Okinawa Autotech is another.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister has expressed concern over the increasing incidents. Manufacturers were warned by the minister that they could face penalties if their product is defective. Electric scooter manufacturers began to recall their products within days.

These incidents occurred at the beginning of summer. The first reports of these incidents were made in March. Even parked on the street, the EV caught fire. Even though the heat of summer is not subsiding, it’s hard to know if these tragic incidents will end soon. Due to the malfunctioning scooters, there may be a sudden spike in electric scooter demand.

Niti Aayog presented its draft battery swapping policy last week. It invited stakeholders to make suggestions for changes before the policy is implemented on a large scale.

Faqs

Bhavish Aggarwal ( CEO, Ola Electric) has launched the very first Ola electric scooter OLA S1 & OLA S1 Pro from his Ola Futurefactory based in Tamil Nadu. The OLA S1 provides a top speed of 90 KM/H and an IDC range of 121 KM. The electric scooter can attain 0 to 40 KM/H speed within 3.6 seconds.18-Jan-2022

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Model Expected Price
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2022 Bajaj Chetak Rs. 1.60 Lakh*
Hero Electric Scooter Rs. 80,000*
CFMoto Electric Scooter Rs. 1.70 Lakh*
Vespa Elettrica Rs. 90,000*

Ola Electric to launch E-Scooter for International markets in fiscal year 2021. Ola Electric is planning to launch its electric scooter in international markets, including countries like France, Italy, and Germany.

Name of E-scooter Expected Launch Date (approx.)
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Ola Scooter August, 2021
Okinawa Cruiser October, 2021
Tunwal Lithino Li 2.0 October, 2021
Hero Electric AE-29 November, 2021

Everve EF1 | Expected Launch Date: December, 2021 90,000, exclusive of other taxes. Its expected launch date is in September 2021. The scooter comes in two variants, with a 3 kW or 5 kW motor, with a battery capacity of 4.2 kWh, generating motor power of 3300 W.

Conclusion

The government has held a meeting regarding recent accidents with manufacturers. This meeting was called by the ministry of road transport and highways to address accidents, particularly with electric two-wheelers. Update: PIB Fact Check announced that no meeting was held, which could lead to delays in EV launch. India’s