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Watch: Angry Ola customer pours petrol on electric scooter, lights it on fire

Angry about the constant issues he faced with his Ola electric scooter and not receiving help from customer care, a man in Tamil Nadu set the vehicle on fire.

April 27, 2022 / 02:14 PM IST
An angry Ola customer set his electric scooter on fire (Image: PrithvR/Twitter)

An angry Ola customer set his electric scooter on fire (Image: PrithvR/Twitter)

The term 'EV fires' has taken on  a whole new meaning. Angry about the constant issues he faced with his Ola electric scooter and not receiving help from customer care, a man in Tamil Nadu set the vehicle on fire.


Prithviraj Gopinathan, from Ambur in Tamil Nadu, claimed that his Ola bike would suddenly run out of charge. “This is the fourth time I am complaining,” he wrote in an email to the automaker, a screenshot of which he shared on Twitter April 15. “There was 20% charge, suddenly it got down to 0%,” he wrote, adding some choice words for Ola’s customer care. “Tried to call your stupid, idiotic, useless customer care. No answer,” he said.

According to a Times of India report, Prithviraj said he had been facing constant issues with the bike since he received delivery in January this year. Things came to a head on Tuesday when he went to the Gudiyatham RTO as the company had paid the registration fees there instead of his hometown of Ambur.