Ola electric scooters will go on sale today while stocks last, as the whole process is handled through its app.
Ola electric scooters are available in 10 colors and will be delivered direct from Ola to 1,000 cities in India.
- The Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters are eligible for FAME-II as well as state subsidies.
- The Ola S1 electric scooter comes with a 2.98 kWh battery, while the Ola S1 Pro electric scooter receives a larger 3.97 kWh battery.
- The Ola S1 electric scooter is much more affordable than most gasoline scooters currently on sale.
Ola Electric has finally started with the online purchase of its Ola electric scooters, after the website encountered a technical glitch during its first attempt on September 9, 2021. The Ola S1 electric scooter is priced at Rs 99,999 while that the Ola S1 Pro electric scooter will be available. at Rs 1.29,999 (ex-showroom, India). Ola electric scooters will go on sale today while stocks last, as the whole process is handled through its app. Ola electric scooters are available in 10 colors and will be delivered direct from Ola to 1,000 cities in India.
The Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters are eligible for FAME-II as well as state subsidies, so prices will be lowered upon purchase in some regions. In Delhi, after state subsidies, the Ola S1 electric scooter will cost Rs 85,009, while in Gujarat it would cost Rs 79,000. Ola has also established relationships with several banks and financial institutes for EMI plans from 2 999 rupees. In states with active subsidies, the Ola S1 electric scooter is much more affordable than most gasoline scooters currently on sale.
The Ola S1 electric scooter comes with a 2.98 kWh battery, while the Ola S1 Pro electric scooter gets a larger 3.97 kWh battery, which propels the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro from standstill to 40. km / h in 3.6 seconds and 3 seconds respectively. The 0 to 60 km / h sprint is done in 7 seconds and 5 seconds respectively on Ola S1 EV and Ola S1 Pro EV. A wall charger can charge the Ola S1 Pro in 6 hours 30 minutes, while the Ola S1 takes 4 hours 48 minutes. The Ola S1 electric scooter manages a top speed of 90 km / h and a range of 121 km on a single charge offered with two modes – Normal and Sport. The high-end Ola S1 Pro electric scooter reaches a top speed of 115 km / h with 181 km of range and three driving modes: Normal, Sports and Hyper.
The Ola electric scooter comes with an intelligent vehicle control unit (VCU), an octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and high-speed connectivity via 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The 7-inch touchscreen is offered with both variants. The Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters are equipped with reverse parking assistance, hill-hold system and cruise control for added convenience. Other key electronics include proximity lock / unlock, remote start lock / unlock, in-car navigation, geo-tracking, cell phone call and message alerts, and the burglar alarm system.
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He had announced that the scooter would be available for purchase from September 8 and that actual deliveries would begin in October.
In a late-night statement on Twitter, Ola Chairman and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said the buying process had been delayed for a week and would begin from September 15.
“We made a commitment to start shopping today for our Ola S1 scooter. But unfortunately, we encountered many technical difficulties in keeping our shopping website alive today.
“I want to apologize to all of you, who had to wait several hours. The website just did not live up to our quality expectations. I know we have disappointed you and I am sorry. Sincerely apologies to all of you for what was clearly a very frustrating experience, ”he said.
The company has implemented a fully digital shopping journey, including a fully digital lending process without any paperwork, Aggarwal customers informed.
“We wanted to deliver this first of its kind digital shopping trip and today we were unable to do so. It will take us another week to deliver the right experience to you. I want to let you know that we will now begin our purchase on September 15th, 8am.
“Your reservation and your position in the purchase queue remain unchanged, so if you booked first, you will still be able to purchase it first. Our delivery dates also remain unchanged,” he noted. .
Ola Electric had opened pre-launch bookings for its electric scooters in July for Rs 499 and had received 1 lakh of orders in just 24 hours. However, the company has not disclosed the number of orders it has received so far.
On August 15, the company officially announced its foray into the green mobility space with the launch of its first electric scooter, Ola S1.
The scooter is available in 10 colors with an in-house developed 8.5 KW motor and 3.97 kWh batteries. Ola sets up a manufacturing plant, spread over 500 acres, in Tamil Nadu.
The company had said that it would initially start with an annual production capacity of 10 lakh, then increase it to 20 lakh, in line with market demand, in the first phase.
When fully completed, Ola Electric said its plant would have an annual capacity of one crore of units, “or 15% of total world two-wheeler production.”
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Ola Cabs, Indian major in public transport, has launched their first electric scooter at Rs 1 lakh for the base model Ola Electric S1.
Bhavish Aggarwal, the co-founder of Ola Cabs has been tirelessly teasing and promoting the startup’s new electric scooter for a while and finally the prices have been announced. Unsurprisingly, Ola Electric has attracted good traction among electric scooter buyers in India.
The new electric scooter is offered in two variants – the Ola Electric S1, priced at Rs 1 lakh and the pepier Ola Electric S1 Pro which costs Rs 1.30 lakh. If you live in a state that offers monetary benefits for electric vehicles, you can save up to Rs 20,000. People who have already reserved a slot now have the option of purchasing the scooters. The whole process is completely digital and those who want to see the scooter in the flesh will have to wait a bit. This is strictly on a first come, first served basis and the window will only stay open while supplies last. EMIs start at Rs 2,999 for the Ola S1 and Rs 3,199 for the Ola S1 Pro.
Here is the pricing by state:
Battery and electric motor
Both the Ola Electric S1 and the Ola Electric S1 Pro are powered by an 8.5 kW (11.6 hp) electric motor with a continuous output of 5.5 kW (7.5 hp), making it makes it as powerful as sporty IC scooters like the Aprilia SR 160. S1 gets a 2.98 kWh, non-removable lithium-ion battery pack compared to the Pro’s 3.97 kWh battery. And for a full charge, the smaller battery takes 4:48 hours, while the Pro takes a good 6:30. Interestingly, by using a fast charger, you can get enough juice for 75 km in just 18 minutes. While the S1 promises to reach a top speed of 90 km / h with a range of 121 km, the S1 Pro can go up to 115 km / h and return to a range of 181 km. In the exclusive “Hyper” mode, the S1 Pro claims to hit 60 km / h in 5.0 seconds, or about 2 seconds faster than the S1 which only gets the standard “Normal” and “Sport” modes. These numbers should make the Ola electric scooter a decent city ride.
Both Ola electric scooters are based on the same cycle parts, including a tubular frame, a single telescopic arm at the front and a single shock absorber at the rear. The electric scooter runs on 12 inch alloys shod with 110/70 R12 tires, which seems commensurate with the overall dimensions. Braking is handled by discs at both ends, with a 220mm disc up front and 180mm disc at the rear wheel, offered with CBS’s safety net. However, we would have liked to see ABS at least on the high-end finish. In terms of body color, the Ola Electric S1 comes in five non-metallic options, while the S1 Pro has a choice of five additional metallic colors. In terms of practicality, there’s a fairly usable 36-liter under-seat storage space, an accessible seat height of 792mm and ground clearance of 165mm should be enough to tackle most urban challenges.
There is a long list of amenities, including some standard features like proximity lock / unlock, remote start unlock, anti-theft alert, geolocation, smartphone connectivity with in-car navigation, Limp Home and reverse modes. Meanwhile, Hill Hold, cruise control and voice assistance are offered exclusively with the higher-end Ola Electric S1 Pro.
Although India’s two-wheeler landscape is dominated by internal combustion engine models, there has been growing interest from established conventional manufacturers and several start-ups in the electric mobility space. Building on this growing demand, Ola Electric will fight against established models like the Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube and Ather 450X. Apart from that, Ola Electric aims to install charging stations in 100 cities in the first year of their operations.