Pune: Ola S1 Pro e-scooter catches fire; Govt. orders inquiry

Ola Electric has launched an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.

An Ola S1 Pro electric scooter caught fire in Pune last week. Videos of the incident have surfaced online showing a parked S1 Pro with flames emanating from under the bodywork.

Ola Electric responded as soon as the incident came to light and has contacted the owner. The company has released a statement, announcing an investigation into the matter.

Official statement:

“We are aware of an incident in Pune that happened with one of our scooters and are investigating to understand the root cause and will share more updates in the next few days. We’re in constant touch with the customer who is absolutely safe. Vehicle safety is of paramount importance at Ola and we are committed to the highest quality standards in our products. We take this incident seriously.”

The Ola S1 Pro uses a 3.97 kWh battery pack offering a maximum range of 181 km. It powers an electric motor that produces 11 BHP and 58 Nm, enabling the e-scooter to sprint from 0-60 km/h in 5 seconds. The S1 Pro has a top speed of 115 km/h.

The Government of India has also taken cognizance of the incident and has ordered an inquiry into the increasing number of incidents of fire in electric scooters. 

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