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We notice that, recent new reports, in particular, one news piece published by the Washington Post on November 10, 2018, and a statement by Lime (a scooter sharing company) on its website dated October 30, 2018, referred broken scooters operated by Lime to be manufactured by Okai, and implied that Okai produced scooters have quality problems. We consider these statements being arbitrary and groundless.
Okai Adopts High Standard Quality Testing of Its Scooter Products
Okai has supplied 5 batches of scooters to Lime, with a total number of 32,000. As part of the supply agreement and quality control procedures for the supply to Lime, more than 70 items in 15 categories in respect of the scooters will be tested, among which, two items are particularly related to the baseboard and structure of the scooters: (i) the baseboard of the scooters (made from magnesium alloy) should pass a 600KG static pressure test; and (ii) the scooters will be tested against barriers for more than 100,000 times, and the structure shall remain in normal status.
Set forth below are samples of reports from these two tests:
(i) Static pressure test report:
The reports show that, all of the tested baseboards passed the 600KG static pressure test.
(ii) Simulated riding and barrier test report;
This report shows that, the scooter was simulated to be ridden on rugged and uneven roads, with 100KG load, at the speed of 15KM per hour, and it was successfully ridden over the barriers for 605,333 times with 918KM distance traveled, until cracks occur.
The testing reports were accepted by Lime representative, before Lime took delivery from Okai.
In addition to the above, Okai conducts its own real time testing on the use of the scooters it supplied to Lime, especially, when the scooters are ridden to pass ladders and curbs of roads. The three videos below are examples of such tests:
Based on the above, we do not believe our scooters can have cracks in the baseboard within days of being placed into use, neither do we believe that our scooters would snap even when the rider weighs as little as 145 pounds (65.77 KG).
Lime Has Other Suppliers, Whose Scooters Were Broken As Shown in the Pictures, and Lime Stayed Silent on This
As shown below, there are distinctive differences between the appearing features of the broken Lime scooters as shown in the news report and the ones supplied by Okai to Lime.
Pictures of Broken Lime Scooters in the News Report
Pictures of Scooters Supplied by Okai to Lime
Obviously, Lime has other suppliers, whose scooters broke. We do not understand why Lime made statements on itself and to the media that the broken scooters were made by Okai, without even mentioning any other suppliers.
Lime Never Contacted Okai Regarding Broken Scooters
To our further surprise, Lime never contacted Okai regarding its broken scooters, nor did Lime question the testing performed by Okai in accordance with the agreed quality testing protocol.
We feel it being necessary to make cautions to the public on the credibility of such statements made by Lime.
Okai Continues to Be Committed to the Quality and Stability of Its Scooters
Okai strives to be a leading producer of scooters in the market and remains committed to supply scooters of high quality and stability to its clients and the public. Okai will continue to review its quality standards and the implementation of QA/QC procedures. Okai welcomes comments, suggestions and ideas from the public regarding scooters manufactured by Okai.
Okai alerts the public to be careful in their selection of scooters, as there are some manufacturers whose scooters may look similar Okai's patented scooter design but with below standard quality.
It should also be noted that no product can sustain extreme abuse and vandalism. It is the operator's responsibility to ensure proper and prompt management and maintenance of the scooters it puts into the co-sharing market. The ability and willingness of the operator to correctly identify the causes and supply sources for the problems of its co-shared scooters is also an important factor to ensure public safety.
Zhejiang Okai Vehicles Co., Ltd.
November 16, 2018
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