Ola E-Scooter Accident Due Faulty Brakes? Ola Strongly Denies, Shows Evidence That It Was Rider’s Fault
There have been multiple cases wherein the EV vehicles incidents like scooters catching fire are on the rise. A customer of OLA S1 Pro from Guwahati had alleged that the EV scooter was having a faulty regeneration system and took it to Twitter.
Twitter User Alleged Regenerative System To Be Faulty
In a series of tweets, Balwant Singh told how the new e-scooter from Ola was faulty. In his first tweet he said that “I had purchased new Ola S1 Pro. On 26th March 2022 my son had an accident due to fault in regenerative breaking where on speed breaker instead of slowing, the scooter accelerated sending so much torque that he had an accident”.
In another tweet he said that “The scooter went airborne crashing and skidding. My son was severely hospitalised on 26th March where he had fractures in left hand and 16 stitches in right hand due to fault in Ola S1 Pro”.
Addressing this issue, OLA Electric took to Twitter and issued a statement wherein it said that the rider was over speeding during his ride at night.
The company said that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle and post the thorough investigation of the accident said that the data shows how the rider was over speeding throughout the night, and that he braked in panic, thereby losing control of the vehicle.
It further added that “Our operating system tracks various vehicle sensor data which we receive real time in our cloud. Below graph shows speed data for this incident for a 30 min duration till the accident time”.
“The rider rode at high speeds in Hyper mode, reaching a top speed of 115kmph and traveling 7km Section 2 (23:56:21-23:59:46): The rider rode in Hyper mode again, reaching a top speed of 115kmph and traveling 4km.
At 00:08:51, the rider again started riding aggressively on Hyper mode, reaching 95kmph at 00:09:41, our data shows all three brakes being applied together front brake, rear brake and regenerative brake (reverse throttle) likely due to an obstruction on the road. This brought the speed down from 80kmph to 0 kmph in 3 sec. In the data, no sudden torque or acceleration is observed after braking, contrary to the customer’s claims. The vehicle is detected by our sensors to have fallen on the right side.