Ola is set to revolutionize the Indian market by introducing its electric scooter with loaded features. Ola has finally launched its much-awaited electric scooter in the Indian market. Ola S1 Electric launches the Series S electric scooter range at Rs 99,999, ex-showroom (starting price). The scooter is available in two variants and 10 colour schemes.
Pricing is really competitive compared to other existing electric scooters available in the market. Deliveries will begin in October. Pricing for S1: Rs 99,999 S1 Pro: Rs 1.29 lakh, the company is also offering finance schemes with attractive EMI schemes starting from Rs 2,999/month, which will make it affordable to customers. For some states pricing may vary depending on the FAME subsidy.
Ola has given the electric scooter a simple-looking front apron with the OLA badge in the middle. The only other distinctive feature on the front of the scooter is the headlamps cluster that features a twin-pod LED setup surrounded by LED DRLs. Ola S1 is offered in 5 colour options while the S1 Pro is offered in 10 colours from the company. Ola scooter comes loaded with features includes, Horizontally-mounted LED tail lamps, LED turn indicators, Rear foot-rest integrated into the bodywork, Contoured seats, Alloy wheels, 36-litre under-seat storage, Rear grab rails, Front storage pockets, Luggage hook.
The electric scooter is powered by an 8.5 KW electric motor paired with a 3.92 kWh Li-ion battery pack, which is not removable. This provides a maximum claimed riding range of 181 kilometres. Ola S1 Performance 0 to 40kmph in 3.6 seconds 0 to 60kmph in 7 seconds Top speed: 90kmph Ride modes: Normal, Sports Fast Charging: 75km in 18 minutes Battery capacity: 2.98kWh Range: 121km. Ola S1 Pro Performance 0 to 40kmph in 3 seconds 0 to 60kmph in 7 seconds Top speed: 115kmph Ride modes: Normal, Sports, Hyper Fast Charging: 75km in 18 minutes Battery capacity: 3.97kWh Range: 181km.
The onboard charger takes 7 hours for a complete charge. The company also claims that a 0 to 100 per cent charge for the electric scooter would take around 60 minutes. However, 18 minutes of charging will juice the battery to 50 per cent and provides a range of around 75km. Talking about the technology, the upcoming electric scooter is expected to feature connected smart mobility.
The integration could use a large 7-inch TFT touchscreen and shatterproof screen for the instrument console, which features eSIM internet connectivity. This will make life easier for the riders. The S1 also features four various moods for the sound and the instrument cluster graphics of the electric scooter: Bolt, Care, Vintage, Wonder, & Custom.
A lot of customers pre-registered for the scooter for only Rs 499 can get their scooters available from September. Deliveries of the scooter will start in October in 1000 cities. Ola Electric might look to sell the electric scooter without having a physical dealership model.