Ola electric scooter catches fire while parked at the roadside, watch the video here

At a time when electric vehicles are becoming more common on Indian roads another accident has surfaced which makes us question about the safety of EVs. Recently an Ola Electric scooter which was parked on the roadside in Pune was seen engulfed in flames. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media and netizens are having many questions in their head about the incident.

In the viral video, dense smoke is seen around a new Ola electric scooter. Within a matter of few seconds the Ola electric scooter catches fire and the fire intensifies further. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. The video of the incident has been shared by many Twitter users. The Editor of Autocar India, Hormazd Sorabjee shared the video of the incident on his official Twitter handle. “Ola scooter in flames highlights safety issues with batteries. NMC cells more prone to ‘Thermal Runaway’ or spontaneous fires than LFP cells. @OlaElectric must investigate & give us answers. Thank God no one injured and # burnol not needed!’’ said the tweet by Sorabjee.

The video was shared on Saturday (26 March) and has received 232.8k views. The tweet has also received 1856 retweets and 4555 likes.

Meanwhile OLA has reacted to the incident which took place in Pune. “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 statement said.

Many incidents of electric scooters catching fire while being charged or parked are currently reported across the country. We hope that the electric scooter manufactures including Ola will thoroughly look into the issues and get it fixed. We hope to hear from Ola regarding the fire accident in Pune.

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