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In an unfortunate incident, an Ola electric scooter caught fire today. The video circulating across social media shows Ola electric scooter catching fire and immediately huge flames engulf it. Luckily, no one got any injuries or burns due to this fire. The news reports say that this incident happened in Pune which is being widely circulated across Twitter. 

Ola said that it is ascertaining the situation and is in touch with the customer. Ola also said that it is investigating the matter. 

Vehicle safety is of paramount importance at Ola and we are committed to the highest quality standards, said Ola.

People on social media started speculating about the possible summer season or the heat for this fire but it will be too early to speculate the reason behind this incident.

Ola Electric responded to this unfortunate incident and said, “We are aware of an incident in Pune that happened with one of our scooters and are investigating to understand the root cause and will share more updates in the next few days. We’re in constant touch with the customer who is absolutely safe. Vehicle safety is of paramount importance at Ola and we are committed to the highest quality standards in our products. We take this incident seriously and will take appropriate action and share more in the coming days."

Ola said that after investigating it will be able to share more on this incident.

The CEO of Ola Electric, Bhavish Aggarwal tweeted, "Safety is top priority. We’re investigating this and will fix it."

This incident also gave an opportunity for Ola's competition to take a dig. The CEO of Simple Energy, Suhas Rajkumar, tweeted, “EVs are notorious for having extremely long development times. This is not to improve efficiencies but also for QC & testing. It's a new technology that most are still figuring and perfecting. If someone boasts record development time, it's not necessarily a good thing #SafetyFirst."

Simple Energy is about to start the deliveries of its electric scooter, Simple One, in June that claims better thermal efficiency and safety.

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Updated: 26 Mar 2022, 09:11 PM IST
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