OLA Scooter launched in India with S1 and S1 pro variants. Despite the fact that two-wheelers account for 80% of all automobiles sold in India today, just 12% of the population owns one. These vehicles consume 120 billion liters per year and contribute 40% to air pollution.
Ola S1 features characteristic twin headlamps, ergonomic and fluidic body, excellent alloy wheels, sculpted seating, and the largest boot area that comfortably holds two helmets. It is available in ten magnificent colors in satin, matte, and glossy finishes.
Ola claims a range of 181 kilometers, acceleration from 0 to 40 kilometers per hour in 3.0 seconds, and a top speed of 115 kilometers per hour. It boasts a battery capacity of 3.97kWh, which is more than 30% greater than the next closest EV, and the most powerful motor in the category, with a peak output of 8.5 KW.
The scooter has no physical keys and uses a “digital key” feature to connect to your phone. This allows it to detect your presence and unlock automatically. As you go away, it will also lock. It features a multi-microphone array, in-house AI voice recognition algorithms, and the sharpest, brightest 7-inch touchscreen display ever seen in a scooter.
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Customers can customize not only the appearance and feel of the scooter’s 7.1-inch display but also how it sounds, thanks to MoveOS. At the debut, it will have four moods: Bolt, Care, Vintage, and Wonder, and will provide a customized car sound experience based on your mood. It will also have three driving modes: Normal, Sport, and Hyper, allowing you to customize your experience.
The Ola Electric scooter is powered by an 8.5kW peak power output ‘Hyperdrive motor,’ according to the manufacturer. This is much more than the Ather 450X’s top output of 6kW. The S1 has a top speed of 90 kph, whereas the S1 Pro has a top speed of 115 kph. Ola also claims a 3sec 0-40kph acceleration time (S1 Pro) and a 5sec 0-60kph acceleration time (S1 Pro), which is comfortably faster than any scooter currently on the market in India. The torque figures on both scooters are outstanding at 58Nm.
The Ola S1 also has a proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) that constantly checks the battery for optimal durability, performance, range, and safety.
The scooter also has a number of safety measures that are uncommon in the two-wheeler market. The Ola S1 has an anti-theft system, geofence, and a flame-retardant, water- and dust-resistant battery. It also boasts front and rear disc brakes, as well as a ‘Hill Hold’ feature that makes managing inclines and traffic much easier.
Its 110/70 R12 tires, rear monoshock suspension, and front single fork suspension will provide significantly better road grip and a more enjoyable riding experience. It also offers a cruise mode to make riding more pleasant and convenient, as well as a reverse mode to make parking and exiting tight spots easier.
The scooters also come with voice recognition that enables you to complete your key tasks quickly without having to bother with navigating the menu.
Ola’s much-anticipated electric scooter has finally arrived at an unbeatably low price. The price will be much cheaper once you include the additional benefits from various governmental subsidies. The base Ola Electric scooter could end up costing less than the Honda Activa 125 on the road, thanks to the government’s recent promise that EVs will not be charged road tax. According to the firm, deliveries will commence in October 2021.
Ola S1 will be significantly more inexpensive than many gas scooters in states with active subsidy programs in India. In Delhi, for example, the S1 would cost only Rs 85,099 after state subsidies, whilst in Gujarat, it would cost only Rs 79,999. We’ve also partnered with banks and financial institutions to offer a Rs 2,999 EMI plan.
The S1 will be officially available for purchase in India from 8th September 2021 and will start deliveries in October. Buyers can reserve their OLA scooter now for Rs 499 on Olaelectric website.
Ola also announced Futurefactory with a 10 M production capacity with 3000+ robots spread across 500 acres. The world’s largest 2-wheeler production factory with manufacturing, battery as well as supplier parks ensuring over 90% of parts are localized and in close proximity. The factory employs AI with 3000 AI-driven robots to ensure the scooters are built with precision.
Ola Cabs is an Indian multinational ride-sharing company offering services that include a vehicle for hire and food delivery. The company is based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.