CCPA sends notices to Pure Electric, Boom Motors after scooter explosion OCN NEWS

In trouble for electric two-wheelers, the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA), which falls under the Union Department of Consumer Affairs, sent notices to Pure EV and Boom Motors after their scooters exploded electricity in April.

The consumer watchdog is also looking into more electric scooter fire cases and will send similar notices to other electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers as well, CNBC TV 18 reports.

Pure EV and Boom Motors, along with Ola Electric, Jitendra EV and Okinawa Autotech, recalled defective lots after the electric vehicle fires were reported.

Preliminary findings from the government-appointed EV Fire Inquiry Committee have identified battery cell or design issues in nearly all electric two-wheeler fires in the country.

The committee was formed following electric vehicle fires and battery explosions in electric scooters owned by Okinawa Autotech, Boom Motors, Pure EV, Jitendra EV and Ola Electric.

Experts have found faults in battery cells as well as battery design in almost all electric vehicle fires.

The government is currently working on new quality-focused guidelines for electric vehicles which will soon be unveiled.

Last week, an electric two-wheeler belonging to Gurugram-based Benling India exploded while being charged in Telangana. According to local police, no one was injured in the incident.

The incident happened in a village in Karimnagar district of Telangana and some parts of the electric scooter were burned after the explosion.

In late April, an 80-year-old man was killed and two others injured when the battery of a Pure EV electric two-wheeler exploded at their home in the Nizamabad district of Telangana.

In another tragic incident just three days later, a 40-year-old man died after an electric scooter belonging to Boom Motors exploded while being charged at his home.

At least 12 electric two-wheelers have exploded so far and several electric vehicle makers have recalled faulty batches amid growing pressure from the government.

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