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How did Ola’s electric scooter which runs at 181 km on a single charge caught fire? Government started investigation

The electric vehicle market in India is still in its nascent stage. People are showing interest in electric vehicles, but the recent news of an Ola S1 Pro electric scooter allegedly catching on fire in Pune has raised concerns. Recently, its video went viral and people started asking questions about the safety of the electric vehicle. If reports are to be believed, the government is probing how an e-scooter of Ola Electric caught fire last week. The government is concerned that the incident may cause disruption in the electric vehicle (EV) sector.

According to a Reuters report, electric vehicles are very important for the Modi government to meet the country’s carbon reduction target and reduce fuel import bills. Giridhar Armane, secretary, ministry of road transport, said that if the causes of damage are not addressed early, it could spread fear to affect the EV industry. He said that the purpose of the investigation is to bring out the truth. Ola has not said anything in this matter as of now.

of incident Video Clip It is also going viral, in which the Ola S1 Pro e-scooter is seen in flames. It is believed that the reason behind this could be thermal runaway, which is a reaction to a short circuit inside the lithium-ion battery. Twitter user MR SRV HACKERS shared a video clip on his handle. In this, the Ola electric scooter can be seen burning.

On this incident, Ola has said that it is aware of the Pune incident. An investigation is underway to understand the cause of the incident. Updates will be shared in the next few days. The company has said that it is in touch with the customer.

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However, this is not the first such incident. In September last year, two scooters of Pure EV also caught fire. After this, there was news of a fire in Okinawa’s electric scooter in October. In December too, a scooter of HCD India caught fire, killing a 60-year-old man.

However, the matter is being investigated by the Center for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety, a unit of the country’s Defense Research Wing. Ola, one of the country’s popular startups, started selling its electric scooter last year. It produces 1,000 scooters a day. It is worth noting that the range of Ola S1 Pro is 181 km in a single charge.


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