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Man sets his expensive electric scooter on fire; reason will shock you!

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 April 2022, 15:10 IST
Picture shared by Tamil Nadu man who set his bike on fire

Over the past few years, the popularity of electric vehicles like e-bikes and e-scooters has seen a rise in India. However, there are instances of the electric vehicle catching fire that has been reported from several parts of the country. Recently, a bizarre case has been reported from Tamil Nadu where the man himself set his e-bike on fire.

The man also shared the reason for his act on his social media account.

Prithviraj Gopinathan poured petrol on his Ola S1 Pro after he got frustrated with his bike and then he decided to set it on fire, the Times of India reported.

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The shocking incident was reported from Ambur in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

He took such a drastic step after being fed up with the battery of the e-scooter which ran out after running around 50-60kilometres. However, the company claimed that the e-bike will cover 181 km on a full charge.

He further revealed that when he took the help of the assistance, the manufacturers said they could send someone to repair it only by 5 pm.

After being stranded in the middle of the road in the severe heat, Gopinathan decided to set the bike on fire.

He also posted a pic of his burning e-bike on Twitter.

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“I asked my assistant to buy two litres of petrol, which I poured on the e-bike and set it on fire,” Prithviraj told Times of India.

He further told that when he shared the video of his burning bike on social media, a service engineer from the company called him and requested him not to give interviews to the media and promised him to replace the e-bike.

However, Gopinathan refused to take their offer and told him that his relationship with the company was over as soon as he burnt the bike.

He also told TOI that he had been facing multiple issues with the e-bike since he purchased it in January this year.

On Saturday, Ola Electric also released a statement and said, “As a pre-emptive measure, we will be conducting a detailed diagnostic and health check of the scooters in that specific batch and therefore are issuing a voluntary recall of 1,441 vehicles. These scooters will be inspected by our service engineers and will go through a thorough diagnostics across all battery systems, thermal systems, as well as safety systems.”

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First published: 27 April 2022, 15:10 IST