Ola Electric Mobility Pvt. Ltd ended weeks of speculation on 15 August by unveiling its S1 and S1 Pro electric scooter models, priced competitively to cater to value-conscious customers. S1 is priced at ₹99,999, excluding subsidies by state and governments, while the S1 Pro model is priced up to ₹129,999. “It’s a revolution on two wheels. It’s called the Ola S1 and it is, quite simply, the best scooter ever made,” the company mentioned on its website.
Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal tweeted: ” Introducing the Ola S1! Best performance, best technology and the best design; all that made in India, for the world! Reserve yours at only ₹499!”
Ola had received more than 100,000 pre-bookings for its scooter in the first 24 hours of opening bookings to the public and said it will have a production capacity of 1 million e-vehicles soon.
Ola Electric scooter design
Available in 10 stunning colours in satin, matte and glossy finishes, Ola S1 comes with iconic twin headlamps, ergonomic and fluidic body, superior alloy wheels, sculpted seating, and the largest boot space that fits two helmets comfortably.
Performance of Ola Electric Scooter
It is setting new industry benchmarks with a range of 181 Kms, acceleration of 0-40 kmph in 3.0 seconds, and a top speed of 115 kmph. It has a 3.97kWh of battery capacity, more than 30% higher than the next closest EV, and the most powerful motor in the category with 8.5 KW of peak power.
Ola S1 also comes with a proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) which actively monitors the battery for optimal durability, performance, range and safety.
Ola S1 technology
S1 brings technology that is several generations ahead of anything on the market. It has no physical key and pairs with your phone with its “digital key” feature. This enables it to know when you’re near it and unlock automatically. It will also lock itself as you move away. It has a multi-microphone array, AI speech recognition algorithms that have been built in-house, and the sharpest, brightest 7-inch touchscreen display ever put in a scooter.
Ola electric scooter safety features
Ola S1 has an anti-theft alert system, geo-fencing, and a battery that is flame-retardant and water & dust resistant. It also has front and rear disc brakes and a ‘Hill Hold’ feature which makes riding in traffic and navigating inclines easy.
The 110/70 R12 tyres, rear mono-shock suspension and front single fork suspension leads to much superior road grip and riding experience. It has a cruise mode that makes riding comfortable and convenient and a reverse mode that makes it easy to park and exit tight spaces.
With a robust grab rail for safety, a side step and sculpted seating, pillion riders too will love how comfortable their ride will be. The scooters also come with voice recognition that enables you to complete your key tasks quickly without having to bother with navigating the menu.
“In states with active subsidy grants, Ola S1 will be much more affordable than many petrol scooters. For instance, after state subsidy in Delhi, the S1 would cost just Rs 85,099 whereas in Gujarat it would be only Rs 79,999. We have also tied up with banks and financial institutes for an EMI plan starting at Rs 2,999,” the company said on its website.
Ola Scooters in showroom soon
Buyers can purchase its e-scooters from 8 September with deliveries beginning in October in 1,000 cities and towns across the country.