According to a company statement, Ola Electric recalls 1,441 units of its electric two-wheelers in the wake of incidents of vehicles catching fire. The company said its investigation into the fire incident on March 26 in Pune is ongoing, and a preliminary assessment found that it was an isolated one.
However, it said, “As a pre-emptive measure, we will be conducting a detailed diagnostic and health check of the scooters in that specific batch and therefore are issuing a voluntary recall of 1,441 vehicles.”
Ola Electric further said, “These scooters will be inspected by our service engineers and will go through thorough diagnostics across all battery systems, thermal systems, and safety systems.”
Ola Electric said its battery systems already comply with and are tested for AIS 156, the latest proposed standard for India, and compliant with the European standard ECE 136.
Recently, there have been widespread incidents of electric two-wheelers catching fire in various parts of the country, forcing manufacturers to recall their vehicles.
Okinawa Autotech had recalled over 3,000 units, while PureEV did a similar exercise for around 2,000 units. The fire incidents had prompted the government to form a panel to examine and warn companies of penalties if they were found to be negligent.