Ola S1 Pro speeds up in reverse mode! 65 year old seriously injured

Ola S1 Pro speeds up in reverse mode!  65 year old seriously injured
Written by Arindam
Ola S1 Pro speeds up in reverse mode!  65 year old seriously injured

There have been some cases of Ola electric scooter catching the speed in reverse mode. The company has not publicly responded to such complaints. The latest incident has come to light from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, where a 65-year-old man was injured when an Ola S1 Pro electric scooter caught speed in reverse mode. This incident has once again raised questions regarding the safety of users on Ola Electric’s two wheelers.

Pallava Maheshwari took to LinkedIn on Wednesday to report the incident, in which his father has suffered serious head and hand injuries due to Ola S1 Pro. Pallava has told that his father was taking the scooter to park inside the house. He says that while using the reverse mode, his father lost control of the scooter as he had caught his full speed. Due to this, the 65-year-old’s head hit the wall.

According to Pallava, his father has got 10 stitches on his head and two plates have been put in the broken left hand. Pallav has told that his father is very active even at the age of 65 and was very excited to use Ola’s electric vehicle. He has said that Ola Electric did not fix the bug due to which the scooter is catching speed in reverse mode for many users.

Gadgets 360 has contacted Ola Electric to know the company’s stand on the matter. We will update the article when the company responds.

Last month also, some Ola S1 Pro users reported incidents related to reverse mode. Users said that when switched to reverse mode, the scooter started catching its full speed. In one case, the scooter was switched to reverse mode.

Even then, Ola Electric did not comment on any of those incidents. Nor has any announcement been made about resolving the reported problems. The company has also not confirmed that it has set any fixed speed limit in reverse mode.

Electric scooter makers usually set the speed limit in reverse mode to avoid accidents. Ather Energy keeps the scooter set at a speed of 3 kmph for reverse mode while 5 kmph when using reverse mode during parking.

Apart from the problem in reverse mode, there have also been incidents of fire in some Ola S1 Pro scooters in the recent past. The company has assured investigation in some cases. However, no details related to this have been shared yet.

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