India based manufacturer of electric scooters Ola Electric has announced that it will be recalling 1,441 electric scooters after a one of its vehicles caught fire several weeks ago prompting a government investigation into the matter.
“We will be conducting a detailed diagnostics and health check of the scooters in that specific batch and therefore are issuing a voluntary recall of 1,441 vehicles,” said the company.
Last month, India initiated investigations into the fire incidences considering that scooters from Indian start-ups Okinawa and PureEV have also been involved in fire incidences in recent times.
Following the launch of the investigation by the government and formed a committee of experts to make recommendations on remedial steps, Okinawa recalled 3,215 vehicles earlier in the month.
In a press statement, Ola Electric says it supports an EV safety policy and a preliminary assessment of one of the vehicles which caught fire further adding the recalls are a pre-emptive measure. The assessment revealed that the incidence was an isolated case.