Why is the electric scooter on fire? Why is the Chinese battery under question?

The news of fire in Ola’s EV surfaced

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Talks are also being made about the Chinese connection of electric scooters. In fact, lithium-ion batteries are used in e-scooters. Most of these batteries are made in China in the world.


electric scooter ,Electric Scooter) How safe are they? The question is because first Ola (OlaThe news of fire in the EV came to light. After this, there were reports of fire in Okinawa and then Pure EV Scooter. From media to social media, these news are being discussed. Now there is a report that the government may ask Ola Electric for the reason behind the fire in its EV. However, the company has issued a statement regarding this, in which it had said about the investigation.

Talks are also being made about the Chinese connection of electric scooters. In fact, lithium-ion batteries are used in e-scooters. Most of these batteries are made in China in the world. Ola or any other company. Of course she is making the scooter in India but is dependent on China for the battery. Of course, Chinese batteries come to India after passing all kinds of tests, but there are many apprehensions about its quality.

Question raised on Chinese battery

Auto expert Tutu Dhawan says that companies are using Chinese batteries in them to reduce the cost of EVs. These batteries charge fast but also get hot. Chinese batteries are cheap, so companies making electric scooters use them.

According to the Road Transport Ministry, the Center for Fire, Environment and Explosive Safety was asked to investigate the circumstances that led to the Ola EV fire. Besides, the ministry has also asked the institute on measures to prevent such incidents. Suggestions have also been sought.

Why is there fire?

EV experts say that the speed of the electric scooter remains fine, while there is a lot of pressure on the lithium-ion battery due to this. In such a situation, there can be a short circuit in the battery, the battery can also get hot, the recent rapid heat can also affect it. There are many other reasons due to which an electric scooter can catch fire. Overcharging and standing for a long time in heat can also pose a risk of fire.

Experts say that there can be many factors like over-charging, leakage of the battery, any kind of injury to the battery, short circuit, prolonged exposure of the battery to strong sunlight, due to which the EV can catch fire. To prevent such incidents, it is necessary that the lithium-ion battery should be made in India itself. The batteries which are coming from outside should be made keeping in mind the environment of India.

take precautions

It is believed that when there is a fire in vehicles, then often the faults related to the electric wiring come to the fore. Experts say that you should get your vehicle checked only in the agency, do not get any kind of modification done from outside, if the vehicle feels hot at the time of charging or else then contact the concerned company immediately.

It is not that only China’s battery is doing the damage. The harm Chinese hackers are also doing. Power Minister RK Singh has informed that recently Chinese hackers have also tried to cyber attack on power plants located in Ladakh. A US-based cyber security firm has claimed that Chinese hackers have attacked 7 State Load Despatch Centers (SLDCs) since September 2021.

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