On Monday, Ola introduced the Ola S1, their second electric scooter for sale in the country. The business first introduced the scooter last year; it’s a cheaper alternative to the Ola S1 Pro. The maximum velocity of the Ola S1 is 95kmph, and its battery has a capacity of 3KWh. The manufacturer claims an ARAI range of 131 kilometres and an actual user range of 101 kilometres. The software on the electric scooter includes things like music playback, navigation, a companion app, reverse gear, and support for updates up to and including MoveOS 3, which is set for release in time for Diwali.
In addition, the corporation revealed Tuesday during a virtual event that its first electric vehicle will be available for purchase in the year 2024. According to Ola, its first all electric four-wheeler will have a range of more than 500 kilometres on a single charge and will reach speeds of up to 100kmph in less than four seconds. As an added bonus, it will have a transparent canopy and an estimated drag coefficient of less than 0.21. Besides keyless entry and handle-free doors, Ola claims that the vehicle will also support assisted driving.
The Ola S1 Pro now comes in a whole new Khaki Green colour, which was also unveiled. The limited-edition scooter will retail for Rs. 1,49,999, and the manufacturer plans to produce 1947 of them. You’ll be able to get your hands on the Ola S1 Pro “Freedom Edition” through the Ola app.
Cost & Availability of the Ola S1 in India
According to the business, the introductory ex-showroom pricing of the Ola S1 in India is Rs. 99,999. This price includes the FAME II subsidy but does not account for any further state subsidies. A variety of colours, including Coral Glam, Jet Black, Liquid Silver, Neo Mint, and Porcelain White, will be offered.
Ola S1 preorders have begun at Rs. 499, and those who take advantage of the early access offer will be able to make their full payment on September 1. However, Ola S1 sales will launch off on September 2, with initial shipments beginning September 7. Ola claims that its customers can take advantage of EMI options beginning at Rs. 2,999, with a loan processing fee waiver.
Features of the Ola S1
The Ola S1 is the company’s second electric two-wheeler to appear in the country, and was first revealed last year. It has a certified range of 131 kilometres from the (ARAI), however its actual range is 101 kilometres when driven in regular mode, 128 kilometres when driven in Eco mode, and 90 kilometres when driven in sports mode. The scooter can go at a maximum speed of 95 kilometres per hour, has a cruising mode, and supports reverse thanks to its 3 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.
Safety features like an anti-theft alarm system and geofencing are standard on the recently released Ola S1. The scooter’s battery is advertised as being fireproof, as well as resistant to moisture and dust. The front and rear disc brakes and hill hold feature on the Ola S1 make it simple to stop and go in congested areas and up steep inclines. It rides on 110/70 R12 tyres and is suspended with a rear monoshock and a front fork.
The Ola S1’s software, MoveOS 2, allows for directional navigation, audio playing, a companion app, and even a reverse mode. New features, including as moods, digital key sharing, proximity unlock, enhanced regen braking, and a document feature, will be added to the electric scooter via an upgrade to MoveOS 3 around Diwali, as was the case with the Ola S1 Pro.