Ola Electric recalls 1,441 scooters as pre-emptive measure
According to the latest statement issued by the company, Ola Electric is recalling 1,441 units of its electric two-wheelers as a consequence of the recent electric vehicle fire incidents. The company's statement mentions that its investigation into the incident on March 26, in Pune, which involved an S1 Pro scooter catching fire, is ongoing and that preliminary assessment has found the incident to be an isolated one. However, the company also stated that it would recall all the 1,441 scooters in the specific batch of the scooter that caught fire to conduct diagnostic checks on the battery, thermal and safety systems as a pre-emptive measure.
Just last week, minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari declared that quality-centric rules for electric vehicles will be issued soon and urged companies to recall defective products. Ola Electric certainly appears to have taken this suggestion seriously.
The alarming number of electric two-wheelers catching fire in various parts of the country have forced manufacturers to recall their vehicles and Ola isn't the first manufacturer to do so. Okinawa had recently recalled over 3,000 units, while PureEV summoned the return of around 2,000 of its units.
In case you didn't already know, the government has formed a panel that's dedicated to examining the recent EV fire incidents and has warned manufacturers of heavy penalties if they are found to be negligent in any way. The panel is yet to conclude on its findings. More on that soon.
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