Guwahati News Desk: Ola Electric launched its e-scooter named S1 at 2 pm on Sunday.
The e-scooter is expected to disrupt the electric two-wheeler segment which is still in its nascent stage in India.
As per the sources, the cab-aggregator turned EV maker Ola had already opened registrations for the vehicle at a refundable token amount of Rs 499.
However, before the much-awaited launch, the very first Ola Electric S1 was rolled out earlier in the day from the Ola Futurefactory based in Tamil Nadu.
The electric scooter was unveiled in two variants, i.e. the Ola S1 will come in two variants – S1 and S1 Pro, and both will be available for purchase starting from September, but the shipping will begin in October.
The Ola Electric’s e-scooter comes with several sensors that can sense when the user is near the scooter or moves away from it. The vehicle locks and unlocks itself on its own. Users can also lock or unlock the e-scooter using the smartphone application.
Regarding the price range of the e-scooters – The Ola S1 priced at Rs 99,999 and the Ola S1 Pro at Rs 1,29,999. However, the actual price of the electric scooter will be subject to state-wise EV (electric vehicle) policies and the FAME-II subsidy. The e-scooter will be home delivered to the customers once they make the payment.
Regarding the speed limit of the e-scooters -The Ola S1 can go from 0kmph to 40kmph in just 3 seconds, along with achieving a top speed of up to 115kmph. On a single charge the electric scooter can go up to 181kms.
Regarding the colour options, Ola’s electric scooter will be available in 10 colour options. Although the company is yet to reveal the names of the colour schemes, it has revealed that there will be matte and gloss choices in blue, black, red, pink, yellow, white and silver shades.
Ola further revealed that its e-scooter will be able to operate for up to 75 km with a 50% charge. This suggests that the electric scooter will have the capacity to run 150 km when fully charged. The vehicle has a 3.4kWh battery which will make it eligible for the government’s FAME-II subsidy.
Moreover, the Ola S1 electric scooter will come with a Reverse Mode that will help the rider pull out of tight traffic situations along with a Hill Hold feature that will prevent any rollback on uphill slopes. The e-scooter also boasts of multiple performance modes to prefer either power or battery life, comprising a cruise control mode. The Ola S1 is powered by MoveOS, a new operating system, which will be able to control the vehicle’s functionality through its touchscreen interface.
Also as announced by the Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal on Sunday, the firm’s S1 Scooter will be able to run for 181 km when it is fully charged.
Furthermore, the Ola e-scooter is expected to disrupt the electric two-wheeler segment which is still in its nascent stage in the country.