A 65-year-old man has been seriously injured in an Ola S1 Pro accident in Jodhpur after catching full speed in reverse mode. The accident, which was one of a series of similar incidents reported in the recent past, has once again raised questions on user safety of the electric scooter that was launched in India last year. Ola Electric, the maker of the scooter and one of the largest electric vehicle makers in the country, is yet to publicly respond to complaints regarding its reverse mode.
Pallava Maheshwari on Wednesday moved to linkedin To report the incident in which his father suffered severe head and arm injuries Ola S1 Pro That he was leaving to park inside his house. Maheshwari said that while using the reverse mode, his father lost his control over the scooter as it accelerated to full speed. As a result, the senior citizen is said to have banged his head against the wall.
The son of the injured man said that he has got 10 stitches on his head and two plates have been put in his broken left hand.
Maheshwari wrote, “He was the one who is very active even at the age of 65 and was excited to use the Ola electric vehicle.”
that she said Ola Electric For many users accelerating the scooter in reverse mode did not fix the bug.
Gadgets 360 has contacted Ola Electric for comment on the incident and will update this article when the company responds.
Last month, incidents related to reverse mode were also reported by some other Ola S1 Pro users. Users reported that they got the scooter go at your full speed When switched to reverse mode. In a case allegedly scooter automatically switched to reverse mode When it was pulled back in the middle of the road.
Ola Electric didn’t bother to comment on any of those incidents or announce a solution to the reported problems. The company has also not confirmed whether it has set a fixed speed limit in reverse mode.
However, electric scooter manufacturers usually have a speed limit set in reverse mode to avoid accidents. Ather Energy is one of those manufacturers as it limits its scooters to a top speed of three kilometers per hour for reverse mode and five kilometers per hour when using reverse mode with parking assist.
Apart from the reverse mode accelerator glitch, a few Ola S1 Pro scooters were reported to have caught fire in the recent past. company assured to investigate In some public matters, though it has yet to come back with any further details.
Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal acknowledged the incidents of fire at a private company’s event earlier this week and said that these are very rare but can be in future.
Apart from Ola scooters, there are also some other electric scooters in the country. Fire broke out in various events. Preliminary investigation by the government on these issues shows that the scooter caught fire May be caused by faulty battery cells,