Electric vehicles are proving themselves to be the most viable alternative to classic mobility options. The people are supporting and willing to take a leap forward and switch to electric two-wheelers. The main reasons for this switch are the threat of active climate change by fuel operated vehicles, diminishing fossil fuels, and increasing fuel prices on everyday basis.
While considering the purchase, buyers also tend to think about the safety of the electric scooters. The buyers make an obvious comparison of ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles with electric rides. The factors considered are the scope of accidents/hazards, robust physical construct, vehicle life/warranty, etc. Therefore, every electric scooter manufacturer gives ample forethought to delivering a safe and standardized ride to every buyer.
Given the recent fire incidents of electric two-wheelers, people are reconsidering their purchase options once again. The probable reasons for the accidents can be inadequate battery testing, wrong charging method/equipment, and attitude of getting to the market prompt and cheap. Nevertheless, manufacturers are closely looking into their battery designs and testing more proficiently now.
Let’s talk about the fundamental question - can electric scooters become a safer way to travel? Absolutely yes. The concept and technology are in the phase of evolution. Every player in this market is progressively investing in Research and Development to produce a safe vehicle. But till the time we evolve into an era of creating and adopting electrical mobility, what are the solutions to make electric scooters a safer travel alternative? Let’s explore the measures one can take at an individual, company, and authority level.
Demo rides, lectures/educational workshops, awareness campaigns, periodic updates, one-on-one interaction with experts, simulation workshops, and assistance about EVs can be a few modes of educating the buyers. The correct knowledge will accelerate the purchase and appropriate usage of EVs and wise management in cases of mishaps. In contrast, it reduces the chances and risks of vehicle hazards and accidents.
Electric mobility is not a product to be positioned as sustainable but an unsafe option for traveling. For Indian roads to witness a revolution, it becomes the duty and responsibility of an electric vehicle manufacturer and the government to produce, market, sell, and educate the buyers that EVs are a futuristic and safe mode of travel.