OLA electric scooter launched at Rs 1 lakh


Ola Electric Mobility has launched its first scooter in India, available in two variants: S1 and S1 Pro, priced at INR 99,999 and INR 129,999, respectively. The prices are ex-showroom and include GST and FAME II subsidy, but excludes any state EV subsidies. In Delhi for example, the ex-showroom price for both variants would be INR 85,099 and INR 110,149, respectively. Ola is currently accepting only reservations for INR 499, with actual purchase commencing from September 2021 and deliveries in October 2021, which is not too far anyway.

The scooter features a clean, minimalistic and fluidic design which should help with aerodynamic efficiency. The Ola S1 comes in five colors, while the S1 Pro offers five more. Other highlights include LED lighting, alloy wheels, disc brakes, rear monoshock suspension, and 36-litres of under-seat storage—claimed to be the largest in its segment.

The scooter also boasts a 7-inch touchscreen with voice commands. Cruise control, reverse mode, and hill hold are some of the other key highlights.

As for the juicy bits, the electric motor develops a peak power output of 8.5 kW (11.6 metric hp) and a peak torque of 58 Nm (43 lb-ft). There are ‘Normal’ and ‘Sports’ modes to play with; the S1 Pro gets an extra ‘Hyper’ mode as well. The S1 claims a 0-40 km/h (25 mph) time of 3.6 seconds, while the S1 Pro is quicker by 0.6 seconds. The official top speed figures are 90 km/h (56 mph) and 115 km/h (71 mph), respectively.

OLA-electric-scooter_chargingA home charger..

As for the official range figures, the S1 with its 2.98 kWh battery pack claims 121 km (75 mi), while the S1 Pro packs a 3.97 kWh battery and claims 181 km (112 mi). Ola says that it is building a ‘Hypercharger’ network with over 100,000 charging points across 400 cities. These chargers are claimed to deliver 75 km (47 mi) of range in 18 minutes.

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