Ola S1 Pro Fire Incident: This is why Ola electric scooter caught fire
Ola requested customers to get their electric vehicle parts fitted only through authorized service centers and also use only official accessories.
In a recent incident that took place in Pune, an Ola S1 Pro electric scooter caught fire, sparking concerns and garnering widespread attention on social media. A video capturing the incident went viral, depicting fire brigade personnel's frantic efforts to control the blaze. Following the incident, the Municipal Corporation attributed the fire to a fault in the battery pack of the electric scooter. However, Ola has now weighed in on the matter, shedding light on the findings of its investigation.
The viral video revealed a distressing scene, with smoke billowing from the scooter while fire brigade members battled to douse the flames. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) fire brigade subsequently confirmed that the fire was, indeed, battery-related, stemming from the scooter itself.
One more incident of an Ola electric scooter catching fire has been reported near the parking lot of D.Y Patil College in Pimpri Chinchwad. This alarming event occurred near the Institute's parking area, igniting at approximately 8:30 in the morning. Upon receiving the report,… pic.twitter.com/tr0K3yn9pp— Pune Mirror (@ThePuneMirror) October 28, 2023
One day after the incident, Ola Electric issued an official statement, unveiling the results of its examination of the scooter. The company disclosed that the fire was a consequence of aftermarket parts that had been added to the Ola S1 Pro. The investigation determined that these aftermarket components resulted in a short circuit, ultimately leading to the fire. Notably, the statement clarified that the scooter's battery remained intact and fully operational.
This incident underscores the need for caution and adherence to manufacturer recommendations when modifying or accessorizing electric vehicles. Safety and adherence to guidelines should always remain a top priority, ensuring the smooth and secure operation of electric scooters and other electric vehicles.