Okinawa to recall 3,215 units of Praise Pro after electric scooters catch fire

Bangalore: Okinawa Autotech said it is recalling 3,215 Praise Pro electric scooters in the first such move after the electric vehicle company recently caught fire in its vehicle.

“This is part of a comprehensive Power Pack health checkup camp. The batteries will be checked for loose connectors or any damage and will be repaired free of charge at any of the Okinawa authorized dealerships pan India,” the company said in a statement.

Even after coming under the scanner of these companies, recently many electric scooters have caught fire. Since October last year, three scooters have caught fire in Okinawa, killing two.

Okinawa Autotech was the third largest selling electric two-wheeler manufacturer with sales of 8,284 units in March 2022.

Ola Electric, Pure EV and Jitendra EV are other companies that have seen their electric scooters set on fire in the last three weeks. Ola Electric has yet to comment publicly on its investigation into the episode.

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Naveen Munjal, managing director of Hero Electric, the largest electric scooter maker by volume, told ET on April 11 that the company is setting up camps for 450,000 customers and will install sensors on the battery to alert customers in case of a fire. .

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