The new Ola Electric Scooter has been creating quite a buzz around with bookings starting at just Rs 499 only. The company aims to manufacture and assemble 25,000 electric motors in a day and reach a maximum capacity of two lakh units of electric scooters in a year. The scooters S1 and the S1 Pro were launched on our 75th Independence Day in Bengaluru at a price of Rs 99,999, for the S1 and Rs 1,29,999 for S1 Pro.
Here’s all that you need to know about the scooter!
The scooter offers a range of 150 km all-electric range although initial speculations suggested that it would be 240 kilometres.
Launching in three variants, the scooter is designed keeping in mind the needs of a regular consumer. The first variant offers a 2kW motor and the top speed would be at 45kmph. The second variant will have a 4kW motor and will have a top speed of 70kmph. The last variant will be a top-end variant with a 7kW motor and a top speed of 90kmph. S1 gets the ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ riding modes whereas S1 Pro also gets the ‘Hyper’ mode. The scooters also come with ‘Reverse mode’ and ‘Hill Hold’ feature with automatic detection for the latter.
The company has confirmed to offer 10 colour options across a diverse palette of shades for the S1 Pro while the S1 comes in 5 colour options.
The scooter will take around two and a half hours to charge fully from a charging station whereas from a hyper charging station the batteries can charge up to 50% in just 18 minutes. With a regular plug at home, it will take five and a half hours to charge. The brand’s proprietary battery technology will enable the scooter to last up to 7-8 years
The per kilometer running costs of the scooters are to be roughly 1/3rd of 1/4 th of that of a petrol-powered scooter.
The scooter will also come with a 7-inch touchscreen display which will incorporate GPS navigation. The scooter will also enable internet connection and support features like Youtube, Calling and the like. It also comes with a ‘Find My Scooter’ feature and comes with keyless ignition. The scooter can be unlocked via a dedicated smartphone app or by entering a code.