An Ola S1 Pro customer in Tamil Nadu burnt his e-scooter by pouring petrol on it. According to Sun News, Dr. Prithviraj, the said owner of the Ola electric scooter, was unhappy with the performance as well as the range.
Dr. Prithviraj was delivered about 3 months back and he was facing problems from the beginning. According to the report, he also gave information about this many times. Ola Support took a look at the scooter, and didn’t find any issues. The owner claims that even on a single charge, his scooter went out of range after covering just 44 kms, forcing the customer to take the extreme step.
— Prithvi Raj (@PrithvR) April 26, 2022
“Wait for a long time. Disappointed with your service. Now it’s show time. Thank you,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing a picture of an Ola scooter in flames.
Recently, a man from Maharashtra tied his two-wheeler to a donkey and paraded around the city with banners urging people not to trust the manufacturer.
— Prithvi Raj (@PrithvR) April 15, 2022
Gitte, a trader from Parli, Maharashtra, booked the scooter in September 2021 and got it on March 24, exactly a week after the Ola scooter stopped working. Gitte contacted the company but his electric scooter was not fixed even after it was checked by an Ola mechanic.
An owner of the Ola S1 Pro also alleged that the scooter instead of breaking down broke down and accelerated, leading to the accident.
Ola Electric decides to undertake voluntary recall of 1,441 units
Ola Electric has decided to voluntarily recall 1,441 units of its electric scooter Ola S1 Pro. The move comes days after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari warned EV companies about the fire. On March 26, a fire broke out in the Ola electric scooter Ola S1 Pro in Pune. The recall will be of the same batch of scooters that were made with the scooter that caught fire.
Ola Electric confirmed that the voluntary recall was a cautious exercise. “As a pre-emptive measure, we will conduct detailed diagnostic and health screening of scooters in that specific batch and are therefore issuing voluntary withdrawal of 1,441 vehicles,” a company statement said.
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