Ola Electric recalls over 1,400 Ola S1 Pro electric scooters

Ola Electric will conduct a voluntary recall for 1,441 scooters Ola S1 Pro. The recall comes just days after Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Electric Vehicles (EV) companies was warned about the fire. On March 26, the one Ola Electric scooter Ola S1 Pro set itself ablaze in Pune. This recall will affect the exact same scooters as the ones that caught on fire.

It was sitting on the curb when it began to smoke and eventually caught fire. According to the company, it was an isolated incident. For inspection, Okinawa Autotech and Pure EV are also recalling a batch of electric scooters.

Ola Electric stated that this voluntary recall was more of an advisory exercise. The company released a statement saying, “As an preventive measure, I will conduct a thorough diagnostic and health-check of scooters from that particular batch. Therefore, we are issuing a voluntary recall for 1,441 vehicles.”

Bhavish Aggarwal reacted recently to the government’s warning to EV businesses. His response was, “It is important that standards be at a high standard. Everybody will have an occasional incident. We are following higher standards than is required. People who do not support these high standards should be punished.

Concerns have been raised about safety standards in India after a string of incidents involving electric scooters setting themselves ablaze. The Niti Aayog also has a draft policy for EV battery switching.

First announced the battery swapping policy at Union Budget 2022. With the release of this draft, NitiAayog invites suggestions from all stakeholders. To encourage the EV sector in India, the government has established broad incentives. FAME I, II and Production Linked Incentive for National Programme on Advanced Cell Battery Storage (NPACC) are just a few of the schemes. To encourage EV adoption, the State governments have also introduced more local policies. Safety will be another aspect.


With inputs by PTI

Conclusion

Ola Electric will conduct a voluntary recall for 1,441 scooters Ola S1 Pro after a fire occurred on one of them. The recall will affect the exact same scooters as the one that caught on fire. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Electric Vehicles (EV) companies