The union government is offering tax relaxation to encourage the use of electric vehicles, which are considered an alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles. But customers are left in shock as electric vehicles catch fire in succession.
A father and his 13-year-old daughter were killed when an electric scooter exploded in the Chinna Allapuram area of Vellore district a few days ago.
In this line, the continuous burning of electric vehicles in Tiruvallur, Trichy and Chennai is causing a stir. In this situation, an electric vehicle caught fire again in Chennai Ambattur today.
Balamurugan hails from the Ambattur area and has been working at the Industrial Estate police station in the same area. His son Ganesh is working in a private company in Tiruvottiyur.
Ganesh was returning home in his father’s vehicle this evening after work as usual. Tiruvottiyur – Manali Madhavaram was traveling on the bypass road when he heard an unusual noise coming from his electric vehicle and stopped the vehicle at the roadside.
Another one…Its spreading like a wild #Fire .
After #Ola & #okinawa #electric scooter from #PureEV catches fire in Chennai.
Thats the 4th incident in 4 days..
The heat is on.#ElectricVehicles #OLAFIRE #lithiumhttps://t.co/pFJFb7uKD7 pic.twitter.com/jJqWA48CNf
— Sumant Banerji (@sumantbanerji) March 29, 2022
Then suddenly the smoke came and the electric vehicle started burning about a few seconds. Ganesh was shocked to see this and while he was stunned, the whole vehicle was destroyed by fire. At that time a water truck belonging to the Tamil Nadu Drinking Water Board arrived and stopped it and sprayed water on the burning vehicle and extinguished the fire.
Following this, Ganesh conveyed this information to his father Balamurugan through his cell phone. The continuous burning of electric vehicles has caused great fear and panic among the public.