Delivery boy's electric scooter catches fire in Noida, he jumps from moving vehicle to save his life
Another incident of an electric scooter caught in fire has been reported from Noida’s Sector 78 or 79 on Wednesday. The video of the same is going viral on social media in which the electric scooter is totally engulfed in flames.
The fire brigade reached the spot as soon as they received the information about the mishap but by then the EV had already been destroyed by the fire.
According to the reports, a sudden fire broke out in the electric scooter of the delivery boy of Big Basket, who was going to deliver goods in Sector-78 of Kotwali in Noida. The delivery boy saved his life by jumping off the moving scooter. The video of the incident shows the fire has totally consumed the EV.
The electric scooter that was burning on the main road in front of the Civitech Stadium belonged to Chandra Prakash. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. The police are investigating the matter.
Earlier, an electric bike caught fire in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district while it was left on charge. The man left his bike on charge when the smoke started emanating from the bike. People splashed water on the bike in an effort to douse the flames. However, the e-heat bike was so intense that it cracked the clay tiles underneath it and a section of the wall was also damaged.
The EV industry has recently faced harsh criticism regarding the issue related to vehicle safety after several cases of two-wheelers catching fire were reported in the country. After recognizing the extent of the problem, a high-level expert committee was constituted by the Government of India to investigate the problem.