Ola is all set to capture India’s EV market with the launch of its first electronic scooter. The company has already started the pre-booking for its two newly introduced variants – S1 and S1 Pro. With over 1 lakh pre-bookings made within 24 hours of launch, Ola electric scooter has already become a hit in the market.
Are you also excited about Ola’s eagerly awaited electric scooter? Wondering if you should buy it? Read on.
Ola e-scooter: Key Features
Here are the salient features of Ola’s electric scooter:
- Both the variants are equipped with LED lighting, a front disk brake, and fast charging.
- It provides 36-litre of under-seat boot space
- It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display and 3 GB RAM.
- Packed with GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity that supports features like YouTube and mobile calling.
- It comes with two riding modes for S1 (Urban and Sports) and three riding modes for S1 Pro (Urban, Sports, Hyper)
- Keyless ignition and ‘Find my Scooter’ feature.
- Anti-theft alert and voice assistant.
Other Ola electric scooter features include geo-fencing, reverse mode, Limp Home Mode, Get Home Mode, and Take Me Home Lights. It also boasts of an electronic handlebar lock that works with a proximity sensor. You can automatically lock and unlock the scooter using the Ola electric app on your smartphone. The company has introduced a range of 10 different colours to choose from.
Ola Electric Scooter Mileage
The Ola electric S1 carries an IPM motor with a peak power of 8.5kW. The S1 variant comes with a 2.98 kWh battery with a top speed of 90kmph and a range of 121 km per charge. In comparison, the S1 Pro variant has a 3.97 kWh battery with a top speed of 115kmph and a range of 181 km per charge.
The S1 variant takes up to 4 hours and 48 minutes, and S1 Pro takes 6 hours 30 minutes to fully charge using a portable home charger of 750W. However, with the fast-charging feature, both variants can give a range of 75km with an 18-minute charge.
The Ola Electric S1 is available in two different models: Standard and S1 Pro. Ola Electric has fitted the base model with a 2.98kWh battery and limited the motor to 90kmph. The S1 Pro, on the other hand, offers extra features like hill hold control, voice assist, and more riding modes. All these features are in addition to a larger battery, superior Ola scooter mileage, and a claimed top speed of 115 kmph.
The Ola S1 comes with two riding modes (Normal and Sport), whereas the Ola S1 Pro comes with three (Normal, Sport, and Hyper).
To fulfil its goal of a cleaner environment, the company also plans to manufacture a maximum of 2 lakhs e-scooters yearly and reduce the reliance on petrol vehicles. As a result, the company has planned to install over 1 lakh charging stations in about 400 cities, including hyper charging in metro cities of the country!
Ola Electric Scooter Price
The company has priced the S1 variant at Rs. 99,999, and the S1 Pro variant is available at a price of Rs.1,29,999 (ex-showroom). However, the Ola electric scooter price in India is also eligible for FAME-II incentive and state government subsidies, enabling further reduction in the costs in certain regions.
For instance, the S1 variant will cost Rs. 85,099 after subsidies in Delhi, while in Gujarat, the same scooter will cost Rs. 79,999. Moreover, the company has started the first phase of bookings at a nominal Ola electric bike price of Rs. 499.
Ola S1 Design
The Ola Electric S1 is built on Etergo’s AppScooter, a Dutch business. Instead of being aggressive, it has a very sleek European design with beautiful, flowing lines. The Ola Electric S1 features a single telescopic fork, along with a dual-LED headlamp and LED DRL surround. The indicators, too, are well-integrated into the bodywork. The Ola Electric scooter has the maximum storage capacity in our market, with 36-litre storage space. All thanks to its intelligently constructed battery pack.
Over to you
Ola’s new model is jam-packed with electrifying features. Besides, the company is all set to floor its ‘Companion’ app. This will enable smoother integration of features through your smartphone. As a result, your scooter will be well-connected with your smartphone.
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