Ola Electric has finally announced a recall of 1441 S1 Pro e-scooters on Saturday, according to a statement released by the company.
The move comes in wake of an increased numbers of incidents involving the scooter’s battery catching fire, as customers have now begun questioning government norms.
The company said in a statement: “As a pre-emptive measure we will be conducting a detailed diagnostic and health check of the scooters in that specific batch and therefore are issuing a voluntary recall of 1,441 vehicles”. Ola Electric founder Bhavish Aggarwal has in fact said the company has employed world class people into diagnosing the problems of the vehicle.
Photos and videos of multiple Ola S1’s and S1 Pro’s exploding have been circulating all over the media, where the scooter can be clearly seen completely engulfed in flames.
Earlier last week, electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa had also recalled their Praise pro e-scooter for pre-emptive measures.