Ola S1 pro has been in the news for the past few month for all the wrong reasons, while the scooter surfaced over the internet for apparently catching fire because of quality lapses, several cases where Ola buyers set their scooter on fire or used a donkey to pull it along to denote shame have came forward as well. Several cases have been reported of buyers facing issues with the quality as well as fit and finish of the vehicle , on 15th of April a case surfaced over the internet where a Ola S1 pro’s front suspension collapsed while the owner was riding the scooter. Ola refused to comment upon the scenario ,but it would be vital to witness how Ola would stay put now as a similar incident has repeated itself several times.
Owner shared her story over at Twitter about how the front end of his suspension broke loose while it had to tackle a speed breaker, She shared two pictures of it and said that the front suspension assembly came undone and the scooter faced severe damage. She also added that she escaped the instance without any injuries.Such a incident showcases severe quality lapse as well a poor quality check from Ola. Ola also has been in limelight because of threatening a user to delete social media posts revealing the issues he faced with Ola’s services as well as their product. The post garnered a lot of attention while a official reply post from Ola insured a call back to the Jilted customer. People took to twitter to express their general feelings about the scooter as to how shoddy they have found its quality to be .
No Injuries Reported
Fortunately no one was hurt in the recent incident , but it seems that the scooter would require a critical repair job to get back in an operational form. previous to this another case was reported where an Ola s1 pro due to a technical glitch reversed at a high speed causing severe injuries to an old rider.
After many fire incidents in electric two-wheelers, the central government tasked Defence Research and Development organization (DRDO) with investigating these mishaps. Now, finally, DRDO’s wing Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) has submitted its report. It has reported serious defects in the batteries. Basically, bad battery design and defective EV modules have been reported as the cause of the fires. Such skimping on battery quality allows the manufacturers to price the vehicle competitively and gain a sales margin. However OLA Okinawa as well as Pure and a few other manufacturers have been summoned by the Government.