As Ola Electric gears up for its impending IPO, concerns over fires involving its scooters persist. The most recent incident, occurring in Kerala, resulted in significant chaos as the scooter caught fire, showcasing the aftermath in videos. The incident, located in Malappuram, Kerala, unfolded during the night while the Ola S1 Pro scooter was in the charging process, leading to considerable damage.
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Two Shops Reduced to Ashes
Parked outside a shop for charging, the scooter became the epicenter of a fire that extended to two neighboring shops. The incident, captured in videos and pictures, unfolded as the scooter caught fire, prompting the occupants of the adjacent house to evacuate. Subsequently, the fire escalated, reaching the furniture inside the house and resulting in significant damage. The visual evidence illustrates that, following the intense blaze, only the chassis and alloy wheels of the scooter remained as remnants.
New Ola S1 Pro vs Old Specs Comparison
In comparison to the earlier version, the new S1 Pro boasts an 11 kW motor, achieving a top speed of 120 km/h. In contrast, the older version features an 8.5 kW motor with a slightly lower top speed of 115 km/h. Notably, the electric vehicle’s range has seen an improvement, increasing from 181 km to 195 km. Both models share the same 4 kWh battery pack, and their charging times remain consistent, requiring 6.5 hours for a full charge from 0 to 100%.
|New S1 Pro
|Old S1 Pro
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The new Ola S1 Pro incorporates notable mechanical enhancements. One significant change is the introduction of a dual suspension rod, aiming to enhance sturdiness and address the prevalent issue of broken suspensions in the old model. In terms of practicality, the new model features a flat floor, facilitating easier carriage of luggage for riders. This is a departure from the older model, which had a bump in the middle. Despite this, the storage capacity has been slightly reduced from 36 litres to 34 litres. Additionally, an extra metallic plate has been added to support the swingarm. These nuanced modifications collectively contribute significantly to the electric scooter’s overall appeal.
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