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Ola to recall 1,441 EVs for inspection

Cab booking company Ola’s subsidiary, Ola Electric, has announced a voluntary recall of 1,441 electric scooters amid rise in EV accidents in the country.

Ola has seen its fair share of issues. A man complained that his S1 Pro model reversed when accelerating causing him to crash and sustain minor injuries. In a different case, a man suffered severe injuries, broken bones, plates and stitches, when his S1 Pro accelerated when braking.

Ola was quick to respond as it blamed the driver for overspeeding. The launch of Ola Electric has been a headache for the founders as people have posted several complaints, regarding the scooters and their customer service.

Deaths have occurred due to faulty batteries or short circuit in the battery as the government has imposed strict rules in the matter. The government has notified that of the companies are found to be at fault, they would be severely penalized.

Okinawa Autotech recently recalled 3,000 units and PureEV recalled 2,000. “We strongly support adopting a world-class EV safety policy and standards architecture in India to ensure high quality products which enhance customer confidence in furtherance of our commitment towards our customers’ safety and grow the nascent EV industry,” said Ola Electric.

Highlight by Aman Agarwal.

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