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Ola Electric shared its statement on the Guwahati e-scooter accident. the company wrote in their statement- 

“We send our heartfelt wishes for Mr. Balwant’s son and hope for his quick and smooth recovery from this accident. Given the public speculation that this accident has generated, we want to share the facts about what happened. We did a thorough investigation of the accident and the data clearly shows that the rider was overspeeding throughout the night and that he braked in a panic, thereby losing control of the vehicle. There is nothing wrong with the vehicle. Our operating system tracks various vehicle sensor data which we receive in real-time in our cloud. The below graph shows speed data for this incident for a 30 min duration till the accident time.

Section 1 (23:46:46 – 23:52:42): The rider rode at high speeds in Hyper mode, reaching a top speed of 115kmph and traveling 7km

Section 2 (23:56:21 – 23:59:46): The rider rode in Hyper mode again, reaching a top speed of 115kmph and traveling 4km — — —

Section 3 (00:08:51-00:09:41): At 00:08:51, the rider again started riding aggressively on Hyper mode, reaching 95kmph – – – – – 00:09:41 All three brakes applied together – –

Vehicle Speed (kmph) – – – – – At 00:09:41, our data shows all three brakes being applied together – front brake, rear brake and regenerative brake (reverse throttle) likely due to an obstruction on the road. This brought the speed down from 80kmph to Okmph in 3 sec. In the data, no sudden torque or acceleration is observed after braking, contrary to the customer claims. The vehicle is detected by our sensors to have fallen on the right side.

Road safety is of paramount importance to us. We strongly recommend everyone to ride responsibly, adhere to speed limits and ensure you’re wearing a helmet. We are glad to know that Mr. Balwant’s son is recovering from this unfortunate accident and we’re happy to extend our support in whichever way we can. “

Ola Electric Statement on Guwahati E-Scooter Accident https://e-vehicleinfo.com/ola-electric-shared-its-statement-on-the-guwahati-e-scooter-fire-accident/


  1. 9:41 to 9:46 is 5 secs.
    That is a good enough time for panic breaking.
    Did you say wheel locked that does not show in your graph?
    Also breaking deacceleration is not a straight line if the actual curve showed that will give a good picture.
    The rider will not fall if the vehicle came to halt. The rider will fall only when the vehicle is at some speed. After falling all controls are left wheels spin fast.
    There are too many gaping holes in the theory.

  2. Rajiv, good points. Ola need to stop misleading with these techno jargons and come out clean. The brand has already taken a hit and more attempts to refute will damage it further.


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