After many buzzes, Ola has finally launched its electric scooters on India’s 75th Independence Day. The SoftBank-backed company unveiled its two much-awaited S1 and S1 Pro electric scooter models at Rs 99,000 and Rs 1.29 lakh, respectively.
The prices do not include state government incentives, registration fees, and insurance costs. However, it undercuts the offerings from rivals like Bajaj Auto, TVS Motors and Ather Energy, promising more excellent range and higher performance.
Ola S1 Pro comes with a 3.97 kWh battery packs and can run up to 181 km on a single charge with the internal combustion engine. It is capable of running at a top speed of 115 kmph, picking an acceleration of 0-40 kmph in just 3 seconds.
Available in 10 colour options in satin, matte and glossy finishes, Ola S1 has twin headlamps, ergonomic and fluid body, sculpted seating, superior alloy wheels, and the most significant boot space that fits two helmets comfortably.
The S1 variant also has a proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) that works actively to monitor the battery for optimal durability, performance, range and safety.
Ola e-scooters don’t come with a physical key; instead, a rider has to pair with his phone with its ‘digital key’ feature, which enables it to know when the rider is near it and unlocks automatically. It also locks itself when the owner of the e-vehicle moves away.
With a multi-microphone array, AI speech recognition is enabled and has one of the sharpest and brightest 7-inch touchscreen displays. Its homegrown MoveOS allows customers to feel the display as well as the scooter sounds. With having four moods- Bolt, Care, Vintage and Wonder- customers can experience a customised vehicle sound.
Ola e-scooters come along with three driving modes- Normal, Sport and Hyper. The e-scooters also get an anti-theft alert system, geo-fencing, and a flame-retardant battery that is water and dust resistant.
With front and rear disc brakes and the ‘Hill Hold’ feature, the e-scooters provide easy riding in traffic and navigating inclines.
The company says the buyers can purchase its vehicles from September 8, expecting the first deliveries beginning from October across 1,000 cities and towns in India.