Ola S1 Pro electric scooter would be affected by throttle problem in reverse mode for some users. The issue was shared on social media through a video in which the electric scooter is seen to suddenly shift into reverse mode and pick up an abnormally high speed. The latest issue with the Ola S1 Pro was reported just days after the scooter was spotted catching fire while parked by the roadside. The company responded to this incident and ensured an investigation. Some Ola S1 Pro users have also complained about sudden shutdown issues that force them to search for a charging point in the middle of their journey.
The video, which was shared on Twitter and YouTube by some users, shows that an Ola S1 Pro lying on its side suddenly went into inverted mode and started running at a speed that seems much faster than what we expected. could expect in the mode.
This seems to be caused by an issue that could be fixed with a software update.
Ola Electric has not yet responded to a request for comment on the matter.
Just like other electric scooters, the Ola S1 Pro has a reverse mode to allow users to easily park the vehicle in a tight space or pull it when stuck in a pothole.
Electric scooter manufacturers normally set a speed limit for the reverse mode to avoid accidents due to fast speeds when reversing.
Ola Electric’s competitor, Ather Energy, has set a speed of 3 kilometers per hour for reverse mode and 5 kilometers per hour when using reverse mode with park assist.
However, it is currently unclear if Ola Electric has set a similar speed limit for the reverse mode available on the S1 Pro.
In addition to the inverted mode issue, some users have reported sudden shutdown issues with the Ola S1 Pro. The scooter would stop in the middle of the ride despite having a certain amount of battery charge available. It restarts after charging the battery, affected users reported.
My ola s1 Pro also shut down 3 times between mid-road even though there is 75% charge.
Everyone should be careful when buying electronic vehicles.
—Sanjay (@sk2005kk) March 27, 2022
Gri platform to share my horrible experience of OLA S1 PRO. I received the delivery on February 28 with a battery charged up to 88 km. Much to my disappointment, the vehicle just stopped after driving 11 km, with a 2 second pop-up on the screen when the battery went out.
– Shripad Joshi (ripshripadkjoshi) March 26, 2022
The Bengaluru-based company has yet to respond to the shutdown issues either.
At the end of last month, a video showing an Ola S1 Pro catching fire appeared on the web. The incident happened in Pune which was later acknowledged by Ola Electric. However, the company has yet to provide further details of its investigation.
Ather Energy co-founder and CEO Tarun Mehta said in an interview with CNBC TV18 that the fires were caused by imported batteries that are not designed for Indian weather conditions.
Electric scooter fires are raising safety concerns among buyers. The government is also said to be investigating some of the recent crashes.