Ola Launches Maiden Electric Scooters: All you Need to Know

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Ola Launches Maiden Electric Scooters: All you Need to Know

On the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, OLA Electric debuted its first products, the S1 and S1 Pro, in Bengaluru, symbolizing liberation from petrol-related troubles, a personal objective for creator Bhavish Aggarwal.

According to Aggarwal, both scooters will serve as the new industry benchmark, featuring “the best design, the best tech, and the best performance” on any e-scooter in the world. Both scooters will be launched for Rs 99,999 for the S1 and Rs 1,29,999 for the more powerful and long-range S1 Pro.

While the scooters on display at the event are pre-production models, they include some of the same color schemes as the production versions, which will be available for online order on September 8th, with delivery beginning in October.

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While the S1 has five color schemes, the S1 Pro has ten, five of which are metallic. Ola Electric plans to make the scooters available in 1000 cities across India simultaneously, rather than using the phase-by-phase method used by competitors who debuted e-scooters in dominating areas, such as Tier 1 cities.

Speed

Starting with the peak speed of both models, the S1 can reach a top speed of 90 kmph, while the speedier S1 Pro can reach 115 kmph. In terms of range, the S1 can go 121 kilometres on a single charge, while the S1 Pro can travel up to 181 kilometres. When it comes to acceleration times, the S1 can sprint from zero to forty kilometres per hour in 3.6 seconds, while the S1 Pro can do it in only three seconds. The S1 and S1 Pro, on the other hand, are said to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph in 7 seconds and 5 seconds, respectively.

Battery

The Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters both come with a fixed battery. While the S1 comes with a 2.98 kWh battery, the S1 Pro comes with a 3.97 kWh battery. When it comes to charging time with a standard home charger, the S1 takes 4 hours 48 minutes, while the S1 Pro, thanks to its larger battery, takes close to two hours longer at 6 hours 30 minutes. When it comes to rapid charging, both of these scooters can be charged in just 18 minutes to give them a range of 75 kilometres.

Benefits

The features on the two Ola electric scooters – S1 and S1 Pro – will not disappoint you, and some of them are so unexpected that no one anticipated them to be available on a scooter for less than Rs 1 lakh. Both e-scooters have moods, which are essentially instrument cluster themes. The scooter either emits a distinct sound (due to integrated speakers) or remains silent based on the unique setting. While the top-of-the-line S1 Pro has three riding modes (Normal, Sports, and Hyper), the lower-spec S1 gets just two, with the Hyper being the omission.

The lower-spec S1 trim lacks cruise control, hill hold, and voice assistance, a significant feature differential between the two versions. The S1 and S1 Pro both include a 7-inch touchscreen with an integrated 4G SIM, and the cluster can be used to control music and accept/reject calls. The two also have keyless entry, which means that if you approach the scooter, it will unlock and vice versa.

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Price

The Ola electric scooter has a starting price of Rs 79,999 in India. In Gujarat, where the e-scooter will be offered for the lowest price in the country, the pricing is for the S1 version. The more expensive S1 Pro, on the other hand, costs Rs 1,09,999 in the state. The second city is Delhi, where the Ola S1 is priced at Rs 85,099, and the S1 Pro is priced at Rs 1,10,149. The Ola S1 and S1 Pro will now be available in all other states that have not yet declared any incentives for electric two-wheelers at rates of Rs 99,999 and Rs 1,29,999, respectively.

The battery and the software, design technology, and other components were all created and produced in-house at the Bengaluru-based Ola Future factory, which can now deploy 1 million Ola scooters in Phase 1. Except for battery cells imported from Korea, Aggarwal, a strong supporter of local manufacturing, asserts that virtually all other materials, software, and other components have been found locally.

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