Ola Electric Scooter Caught Fire: Ola Electric has assured a probe into the fire incident in its S1 Pro electric scooter in Pune. The video of this incident has been going viral on social media since Saturday. In this viral video, it can be seen how suddenly an electric scooter of Ola catches fire. However, it was fortunate that no one was standing near the electric scooter, and no one was injured in the incident.
Ola scooter in flames highlights safety issues with batteries. NMC cells more prone to ‘Thermal Runaway’ or spontaneous fires than LFP cells. @OlaElectric must investigate & give us answers. Thank God no one injured and # burnol not needed! pic.twitter.com/kupn2fANTP
— Hormazd Sorabjee (@hormazdsorabjee) March 26, 2022
Ola Electric Scooter Caught Fire
The incident, which happened for the first time in Ola electric scooters, has raised safety concerns on electric scooters. Following this incident, the electric two-wheeler manufacturer has assured to take action and investigate the matter thoroughly. Soon after the video went viral, Ola Electric issued a statement.
The Bengaluru-based brand said that we are aware of an incident in Pune that happened to one of our scooters in Pune, and we are investigating to understand the root cause. I will share updates in the next few days. We take this one incident seriously and will take appropriate action and share the report in the coming days.
Our statement on the Pune incident. pic.twitter.com/aSX1DlTBmd
— Ola Electric (@OlaElectric) March 26, 2022
Reacting to the incident, Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO of Ola Electric, said safety is the top priority. We are investigating it and will fix it. Ola Electric also noted that it is in touch with the customer whose S1 Pro electric scooter caught fire.
What can cause a fire?
The Ola S1 Pro electric scooter comes with a 3.97kWh lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion batteries are prone to fire if they are improperly constructed or damaged in electric vehicles or electronic equipment. If the software that operates the battery is not designed correctly, there is still a danger.
Specifications of Ola S1 Pro
The Ola S1 Pro is powered by an electric motor that produces 8.5 kW of power and 58 Nm of torque. Ola Electric claims that the S1 Pro is the fastest in its segment. The e-scooter has a top speed of 115 kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in three seconds.