The Ola S1 Pro electric scooter from Ola Electric has been in the news for a few weeks now. In the past, everyone had seen the video of the fire in it. The incident of fire in the electric scooter raised questions related to safety, so the central government also started investigating the matter. Now a new video has exposed the drawback of Ola S1 Pro. A video shared by the owner of the e-scooter shows a glitch in the scooter, due to which it is running in reverse mode without stopping.
In the video uploaded on YouTube, the lying Ola scooter can be seen moving at a speed of 90 kmph. Its turn signal blinks and may get stuck. Such troubles can take a dangerous form while driving a scooter on the road. Such glitches can have serious consequences. However, this is not the first time a wheel spinning problem has been reported in reverse mode. Last time this scooter went in reverse mode while moving at a speed of 102 kmph.
It is worth noting that the reverse mode feature has been given in Ola S1 Pro. This is helpful in getting the car out when the car is stuck in a ditch or parked in a difficult place. But due to the kind of problems that are coming with this scooter, many questions have arisen in the minds of the people.
Recently, a sudden fire broke out in the Ola S1 Pro electric scooter in Pune. Following this, in a statement, Ola said that 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 take this incident seriously and will take appropriate action and share more details in the coming days.
It is said that in most of the incidents, battery catches due to poor quality of lithium ion cells or inefficient battery management system. India does not manufacture its own lithium-ion cells, but instead gets this key component in batteries from suppliers in South Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan. Ola takes its sale from LG Chem in Korea.
In September last year, two Pure EV scooters caught fire, followed by Okinawa electric scooters in October. In December too, a scooter of HCD India caught fire, in which a 60-year-old man tragically died.