In the fourth such incident of an electric scooter catching fire in India, another electric scooter, this time from Pure EV, caught fire on the outskirts of Chennai. The incident has once again raised concerns and added to the ongoing debate about the safety of electric vehicles. A short video shows thick smoke engulfing a red Pure EV electric scooter parked on the side of a busy road, as other vehicles pass by. This is the third such incident of fire in a Pure EV electric scooter. Two more incidents of fire were reported in September last year.
A report in The Economic Times shows a video of the Pure EV electric scooter engulfed by thick white smoke while parked on the side of the road. The latest incident of an electric scooter catching fire follows three such cases since Saturday, March 26, 2022, when an Ola S1 Pro electric scooter caught fire in Pune. On the same day, another incident was reported from Vellore, where a fire in an Okinawa electric scooter led to the death of a man and his 13-year-old daughter. Another incident of a fire in an electric scooter was also reported earlier this week from Trichy in Tamil Nadu.