Why are electric scooters on fire?
As you know, Lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from cars and smartphones to laptops. The same lithium-ion battery is used as a power source in electric scooters as well. Li-ion battery consists of an anode, cathode, separator, electrolyte and two current collectors.
According to a blog post by two-wheel EV maker Ather Energy, the high energy density of lithium-ion batteries means these cells can become unstable in certain situations, impeding functionality. They work best within a safe operating range, otherwise a short circuit may occur.
Such a situation mostly occurs in the summer season, when the outside environment is extremely hot and at the same time the lithium-ion battery also generates more heat. In such a situation, instability arises in its functioning and as a result, it catches fire due to short circuit.
Is electric scooter safe in rainy season?
When rainwater hits the ground, it gets absorbed into the ground, but when a lot of rainwater falls on the ground at once, the roads and drains get filled with water. You should never ride your electric scooter under these conditions.
This is because running an electric scooter in high water levels can permanently damage your scooter. In such a situation, it can be a big issue for your safety, as well as in such a situation you can also get stuck somewhere far away from your home.
Are electric scooters waterproof?
This question is also a big question regarding use in the rainy season. So in most cases the answer to this question is no. In fact, even though an e-scooter is claimed to be waterproof, many companies forbid riders from using their electric scooters in the rain.
In fact, there are actually different categories of waterproofing. The reality is that waterproofness is rated on a scale from ‘not exactly waterproof’ to ‘fully waterproof’ and everything in between, and it’s all based on an ‘IP rating’.
Are electric scooter batteries safe?
Now that there are so many cases of fire in the battery of electric scooters, then the question is arising in the mind of the people that are the batteries of electric scooters safe? So the answer to this question is that the batteries of electric scooters are completely safe, provided you take care of some things for its use.
Always park your electric vehicle in the shade and leave it plugged in for a charge. Only original and genuine chargers should be used for specific battery types. Pay attention to the type of battery, as some batteries catch fire quickly.
Charge or park your electric scooters away from flammable objects. Do not interchange or use a non-genuine charger. The battery should only be stored at room temperature. The battery should not be charged within an hour after use of the electric scooter.
Are electric scooters dangerous?
Electric scooters are not as dangerous as you think. Electric scooters are safe to ride, provided you know what you need to check before riding to avoid accidents. According to the report, out of 264,000 accidents in the country in the year 2020, 2,155 or 0.8% were caused by e-scooters.
Are electric scooters right for long distances?
The answer to this question is very simple. At present, there are some long range electric scooters in the market, for which the company claims up to 150 km. But this range depends on the actual riding conditions. The second circumstance is that there is not enough charging infrastructure for charging electric scooters. In such a situation, we would not advise you to travel long distances by electric scooters.
Electric scooter better or petrol?
The answer to this question depends on many circumstances. Most importantly, economy in these conditions, electric scooters prove to be much more economical than petrol scooters, although their range can be a big issue for many people, as they come with limited kilometers of range.
Talking about safety, it depends on the riders. As we mentioned that some things have to be kept in mind while using electric scooters, so that they can ride electric scooters in a safe way. Whereas in petrol scooters these things do not have to be taken care of.