Ola Electric on Saturday said it is investigating the incident of its electric scooter catching fire in Pune and will take appropriate action. In the video the scooter is seen parked on the roadside of a busy commercial area and is completely engulfed in fire, possibly suffering from a thermal runway.
On Twitter, the Bengaluru-based company stated: “We are aware of an incident in Pune that happened with one of our scooters in Pune and are investigating to understand the root cause and will share updates in the next few days.”
Asserting that vehicle safety is of paramount importance for it, Ola Electric said, “We take this one incident seriously and will take appropriate action and share more in coming days.”
This is the first safety-related incident reported since the company started deliveries of the electric scooter. It had earlier faced issues with delivery timelines.
The company’s statement came in response to videos circulating on Twitter which showed its scooter catching fire.