Ola Electric will majorly check the Battery and TMS of their e-scooters… announcement probably after the stern warning from Govt…
So, Ola Electric have issued a recall which will see their 1,441 units of S1 Pro electric scooters undergo precautionary diagnostics and functional check-ups. These check-ups will primarily include special emphasis on ‘Battery and Thermal Management Systems’.
In the past few weeks, since the temperature has started to climb in various parts of our country, there are many instances of electric scooters of various brands catching fire in spectacular fashion. In one instance, the whole truck carrying a load of electric scooters caught fire, while in another an e-scooter dealership burst into flames putting many neighboring shops and bystanders in danger.
Among these incidents, Ola Electric’s very own flagship electric scooter – S1 Pro – caught fire last month. When enquired about the incident, the company claimed that their preliminary investigation has revealed that this incident is an ‘isolated case’, but they are in the process of finding out the reason why it took place.
Ola Electric released a statement saying –
“As a pre-emptive measure, we will be conducting a detailed diagnostics and health check of the scooters in that specific batch and therefore are issuing a voluntary recall of 1,441 vehicles”
Along with the company’s statement, Mr. Aggarwal himself stated that Ola have utilising the services of ‘World Class Agencies’ to find and understand the reasons behind the fire incident that took place. It is expected that the company will finish their investigations and will make the findings public soon.
Last week Okinawa also announced a voluntary recall of their Praise Pro electric scooters after some scooters burst into flames in the past few weeks. All these recall announcements from various e-scooter manufacturers are probably the result of a ‘Stern Warning’ given by India’s Union Transport Minister, Mr. Nitin Gadkari, where he warned the companies that they should voluntarily recall their products, assess the issues and rectify the problems or else, face heavy penalties applied by the Government.