Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said the company is trying to get to the root cause of the fire that engulfed one of its S1 Pro scooters in Pune.
Ola Electric may recall a few batches of its S1 Pro electric scooter, according to founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal.
At a recent tour of the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Karnataka, Aggarwal shared an update on the ongoing investigation into the incident in Pune where an Ola S1 Pro caught fire.
Aggarwal said that the reason behind the recall would be to find the root cause of the fire. He added that figuring out the cause is taking time and that Ola has employed the services of “world class” agencies to unearth the reason. The company is expected to conclude the investigation and make the findings public soon.
Photos and videos of the incident where the Ola S1 Pro was engulfed in smoke and flames was widely circulated on social media. In fact, not just Ola, but there have been incidents of e-scooters sold in India by Pure EV and Okinawa have also been widely shared.
Aggarwal’s statement comes days after Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari put out a stern warning suggesting electric scooter companies should voluntarily recall their products and assess any issues or else face heavy penalties.