Even as Ola Electric is preparing for an IPO, the number of fires caused by its scooters does not seem to slow down. This latest incident is from Kerala and the fire caused by the scooter results in an absolute mayhem.

The videos shows the aftermath of the fire incident in Malappuram, Kerala. According to the post, the Ola S1 Pro scooter caught fire at night while charging.

The scooter was parked outside the shop to get access to the charging spot. It seems like that the fire had spread to two adjacent shops.

As soon as the scooter caught fire, the people inside the house evacuated. The fire then spread to the furniture and caused a lot of damage to the house. As for the scooter, the video and pictures show that only the chassis and the alloy wheels of the scooter are the remnants after the extreme fire.

Ola S1 Pro electric scooter catches fire and burns down furniture store [Video]

There have been no official statement from Ola on the incident. This is not the first time that an Ola electric scooter has caught fire. There have been multiple incidents in the past as well. However, Ola is yet to officially come out with a statement that points to the root cause of the fire incidents.

Multiple such scooter fires in the past

Ola S1 Pro electric scooter catches fire and burns down furniture store [Video]

Lately, electric vehicle startups have been facing a string of fire incidents, leaving the causes yet to be determined. Since October 2020, there have been three cases of Okinawa electric scooters catching fire. Recently, scooters from Ola Electric, Pure EV, and Jitendra EV also experienced fire incidents, with one tragic fatality. While most electric scooter makers have addressed the issue, Ola Electric remains silent about its S1 Pro scooter catching fire in Pune, withholding an official statement.

In response to the situation, Okinawa initiated a recall of 3,215 electric scooter units to probe potential loose connections or battery damage. Similarly, Pure EV voluntarily recalled 2,000 units of its ETrance+ and EPluto 7G electric scooters. Despite incidents, Ola Electric has not yet taken comparable steps for its S1 Pro. However, reports claim the company is actively investigating the root cause of the problem.

In 2022, Ola Electric recalled 1,441 scooters following a fire incident in Pune but refrained from sharing the incident’s cause officially. Furthermore, various reports surfaced on social media, highlighting technical glitches, software issues, and quality concerns in the Ola S1 Pro. These include serious problems such as scooters unexpectedly reversing at high speeds and sudden drops in the remaining range.

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