Electric Scooter: People Here Are Upset Due To Theft Of Electric Scooter Battery

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Electric Scooter: People Here Are Upset Due To Theft Of Electric Scooter Battery
Electric Scooter: People Here Are Upset Due To Theft Of Electric Scooter Battery

Electric Scooter Battery Pack: Electric scooter owners in Italy are facing a growing threat, with thieves targeting the batteries of these electric vehicles. A report claims that recently 12 people have been arrested for stealing electric scooter batteries in Milan, Italy. It also shows that shared vehicles like electric cycles and e-scooters are most affected. The thieves claimed to have dismantled the cells and sold them on the black market, with most buyers looking for replacement batteries for their own electric vehicles and unaware of the fact that the batteries they were buying were stolen.

The report claims that around 700 battery packs have been stolen from electric vehicles in the country between 2020 and 2021. City Scooters, one of the most popular electric scooter sharing companies in Italy, has reported a significant number of battery thefts in 2020. The company said that around 600 batteries have been stolen, which cost around 600,000 euros (approximately Rs 4,82,55,000), as each battery pack costs around 1,000 euros.

With the demand and popularity of electric vehicles, especially in the two wheeler segment, it is likely that the number of battery pack thefts is on the rise. The rise of battery swapping technology to meet the cost of buying an electric vehicle is another factor that is attracting the attention of battery thieves.

Vehicle theft and theft of vehicle parts have always been a threat to the global automotive industry. Now with the change in powertrain technology, the focus has shifted from petrol or diesel powered engines to electric motors and battery packs.

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