Ola E-Scooter Suddenly Goes Into Reverse In High Speed; Head Injury Reported By 65-Year Old Customer
And the woes of Ola e-bike owners continue to increase! This time, a shocking tragedy has happened with an Ola e-bike rider – a software bug has resulted in a severe head injury.
Earlier we reported about the chief executive of India’s Ola Electric saying that there might be more electric scooter fires in the future after safety concerns were highlighted by a fire in one of the company’s scooters in March.
Ola Electric Scooter Owner Suffers Head Injuries
As we are all aware, this is not the first accident faced by customers of Ola Electric.
Pallav Maheshwari, from Jodhpur, has taken to LinkedIn to share that there is a software bug in Ola scooters. As per him, this is causing the scooters to go in reverse mode at full speed.
He states, “He was only taking the scooter from outside the house to park inside. He has banged his head on a wall with almost the skull open (with 10 stitches now) and broken his left arm which would have to be operated with 2 plates inserted.”
He has requested Ola to look into this situation by either recalling scooters or by fixing the bugs.
Ola electric hit the road on December 15. The bikes come with a large display screen with an Android-based OS, app control, speakers, USB point for charging, etc.
Incidents Of Ola Catching Fire
Ola electric hit the road on December 15. The bikes come with a large display screen with an Android-based OS, app control, speakers, USB point for charging etc.
Soon after, a few owners had faced battery and quality-related issues. However, things took a turn for the worse as footage of an Ola Electric scooter catching fire started making the rounds on social media.
The incident occurred outside a shop on Porwal Road in Lohegaon on Saturday at around 1 pm.
The scooter was engulfed in flames on the roadside of a busy commercial area. Ola Electric said that it is investigating the incident. The affected scooter which is an S1 Pro is powered by a 3.97k Wh-lithium ion battery.
Ola Electric Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said that the company may recall a few batches of electric scooters depending on the recommendations from probing agencies.
He assured that world-class agencies have been hired to find out why the Ola electric scooter caught fire.