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  • Govt's call on whether or not to take penal action against manufacturers of faulty
  • 'Why they should not be penalised for the fire incidents'

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According to reports, the government has asked electric scooter OEMs, including Ola Electric, Okinawa Autotech, and Pure EV, to explain why they should not be penalised for the fire incidents.

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The companies have been given 30-days time till July-end to respond to the notice.

EV fire incidents in recent times have triggered a safety debate in India. The most recent incident involves a Tata Nexon EV which caught fire in Mumbai. Meanwhile, Ola, Okinawa and Pure have voluntarily recalled nearly 7,000 e-two-wheelers of the models that had caught fire.

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