From range problems to malfunctioning vehicle management systems, customers are at their wits’ end. Is Ola doing a disservice to the electric revolution?
Rahul Tandon had a narrow escape. The 51-year-old entrepreneur from Pune was returning home in the afternoon of 14 February when his five-week-old Ola S1 Pro scooter came to a sudden stop in the middle of a busy road, without any warning. This is the stuff of nightmares that choosing an electric vehicle over a petrol two-wheeler is made of.
“I was almost hit by a car,” recalls Tandon. “When I left home for Manjri, about 12 km away, the scooter still had 90% charge and 120 km range left. Barely 1 km on the way back, the display went …
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