A video of an Ola S1 on fire has surfaced online. The electric scooter caught fire while parked by the side of the road in Pune. The video shows an Ola S1 smoking first and then gradually going up in flames. It’s not clear why the incident happened, but one of the most likely causes is the battery. No loss of life was reported after the incident. Also Read – Okinawa Okhi 90 Electric Scooter in Photos: See All Color Variants, Features, Price
The Ola S1 scooter was parked in a shopping area on the side of a busy road. Initially there was heavy smoke from under the seat. This indicates a problem with the battery unit. Ola reacted to the incident. Also Read – Okinawa launches Okhi 90 electric scooter with a range of more than 160 km: check prices, features
The company released an official statement saying: “We are aware of an incident in Pune that happened to one of our scooters and are investigating the cause and will share more updates in the coming days. We are in constant contact with the customer who is absolutely safe. Vehicle safety is paramount at Ola and we strive for the highest quality standards for our products. We are taking this incident seriously and will take appropriate action and share more in the coming days.” Also Read – Ola S1 Electric Scooter Rival Okhi 90 To Launch Today: How To Watch Event
— Saharsh Damani, MBA, CFA, MS (Finance) (@saharshd) March 26, 2022
Deliveries of the Ola S1 started in December last year. This is the first time the scooters will face an intense summer season that is ravaging most parts of the country. The cooling mechanism of the battery is put to the test.
A@OlaElectricscooter starts to burn out of nowhere for our society.
The scooter is now completely charred.
Point to think about.#safety #Pune
— funtus (@rochakalpha) March 26, 2022
The Ola S1 Pro claims it uses a battery management system (BMS) that “actively works to monitor the battery for optimal durability, performance, range and safety.”
Ola CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal also commented on the incident, saying: “Safety is the top priority. We are investigating this and will resolve it.”