Okinawa recalls 3,215 electric scooters after fire incident

Okinawa electric scooter India

Electric two-wheeler manufacturer Okinawa has recalled 3,215 units of its Praise Pro scooters after pictures of electric two-wheelers catching fire have emerged.

“This voluntary campaign is in the wake of the recent thermal incident and in line with the company’s long-standing commitment to customer safety,” the electric vehicle (EV) maker said in a news statement.

Recently, social media was buzz with pictures of electric two-wheelers catching fire. The social media postings did not show or specify the name of the two-wheeler brand.

Okinawa said the recall of EVs has been initiated to fix any issue related to batteries.

“This is part of its comprehensive power pack health check-up camps. The batteries will be checked for loose connectors or any damage and be repaired free of charge at any of the Okinawa authorized dealerships pan India,” the EV maker said.

Okinawa recently started operations at its second manufacturing unit located in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. Okinawa aims to manufacture close to three lakh electric vehicles per year at the new EV plant. Okinawa will increase the capacity to 1 million in the next two-three years. Okinawa’s Alwar plant has an annual capacity of 180,000 units.

Okinawa will invest nearly Rs 250 crore in the development of its new facilities, and develop the upcoming ingenious products, including Oki90.

The company, which has over 400 centers catering to metros as well as tier 2, 3 and rural markets, faces competition from EV makers such as Ola, Ather, TVS, Hero Electric and others.