Govt Begins Probe As More E-Bikes Catch Fire

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This development comes after an Ola Electric scooter fire incident that took place in Dhanori area of Maharashtra’s Pune recently

Following recurring incidents of electric bikes catching fire, the government has issued a probe into the matter, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) said.

This development comes after an Ola Electric scooter fire incident that took place in Dhanori area of Maharashtra’s Pune recently.

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Road Transport and Highways Secretary Giridhar Aramane told media that independent experts in science and technology space will probe the incident and submit the report.

Meanwhile, the Bengaluru-based ride hailing firm Ola has said in an official statement that an investigation has begun while adding that it will share updates regarding this investigation in a few days. According to this statement, the company is also in touch with the customer and that he is absolutely safe.

Ola further said in its statement, “Vehicle safety is of paramount importance at Ola and we are committed to the highest quality standards in our products. We take this incident seriously and will take appropriate action and share more in the coming days.”

Ola founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal retweeted the company statement and wrote, “Safety is top priority. We’re investigating this and will fix it.”

The incident gained users’ attention after a user shared a video of an Ola Electric Scooter going up in flames.

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