Street scooter: Because of the danger of fire must electric van in the workshop

More than 12,000 electric-Transporter of the Aachen-based Startups, street scooter, which belongs to the German Post, must be recalled because of fire risk. "A

Street scooter: Because of the danger of fire must electric van in the workshop

More than 12,000 electric-Transporter of the Aachen-based Startups, street scooter, which belongs to the German Post, must be recalled because of fire risk. "As a result of damage to the low voltage load device, as well as corrosion in the cable duct, it may lead to smoke and heat development and, therefore, may you rot and fire damage," according to the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt in the callback communication, the FOCUS Online and the Portal Kfz-rueckrufe.de available. Are affected 12.140 vehicles worldwide from the years 2014 to 2019, including 11.753 in Germany.

Apparently, a significant risk of fire

it is Unclear why the callback with the reference number 009979 is only now, because of technical problems with the E-vans are known for a long time - and given the overall low level of production, the number of incidents is numbers quite significantly. Recently, in January of 2020, an in-between case. On the grounds of the main post office in Herne, Germany, is burned at the beginning of January, a vehicle from the Delivery with the electric motor . No one was injured, the police announced in Bochum, Germany. Since the vehicle is close to a building, broke through the strong heat development, but also the window panes of the house.

third incident with DHL-Stromer

It was already the third incident with an electric street scooter-van of the Post. The DHL Group's spokesman Alexander edenhofer confirmed to FOCUS Online. "In the fires of street scooters at the 3. November of 2018 in the Singing, and at 14. November 2018 in Teuchern, we were able to identify the cause of the fire – a missing weld in the area of the battery module is very quickly. This has also been confirmed by external experts as the cause of the fire," says Edenhofer. "What concerns the case, in Herne, Germany, our team of experts has started together with an external expert without delay in order to identify the cause of the fire. At the present time, we are able to make to the cause of no statement," the spokesman continues.

All the cars will be on vulnerabilities

checked, Apparently there are so several chess points to the E-Transporter, both at the battery itself as well as the charger. The current recall of Mail, inform the speaker edenhofer: "We have in our E-vehicles, the types of WORK and WORK L weaknesses in the area of the low-voltage load device and to the insulation of a cable strand is detected. Both weak and can potentially to be a smoke - and heat generation and corresponding losses. For this reason, we have informed immediately and proactively of the force travel Federal office, as the competent authority and the holders of the affected vehicles are asked to bring your vehicle in one of the street scooter GmbH the authorized workshop for Inspection." All vehicles would be checked promptly to "any weak spot and, if necessary, professionally repaired". You could be able to make between the discovered vulnerability and the previous fires of streetscooter vehicles do not confirm a relation-"and we do not want to exclude this completely. Appropriate studies for this purpose, carried out with the support of external experts, are not yet complete," says Edenhofer.Street scooter of the Post - recall Disaster: Due to fire danger have to 12.000 electric van in the workshop

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Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 00:26

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