Ola Electric company introduced its first electric scooter named the Ola S1 in India. In addition, there is also S1 pro model with updated specification and features. Talking about the design, Ola S1 has a monosock absorber feature on the front, disk brakes on the front and the back also. Moreover, extra wide 110/70-R12 MRF tyres that promise uncompromising riding control even in peak speeds in hyper mode.
The Ola S1 also comes with a 7-inch touch screen shatter-proof display that is powered by an Octa-Core processor with 3GB of RAM. There is also 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. Additionally, it has include powerful Hyperdrive motor with up to 8.5kW peak power that can go from 0 to 40kmph in just 3 seconds, 0 to 60kmph in just 5 seconds and has a top speed of 115kmph. It has a three modes – Normal, Sport and Hyper, and there is also cruise control that maintains the same speed with a press of a button.
The most remembered feature is proximity unlock feature. Which has senses when you move near it and unlocks itself and locks when you move away. With this feature Ola does not need any key for driving. You can also use the app or the screen in the scooter to lock and unlock it. Further, it also comes with a voice recognition features that lets you play music, since it has built-in speakers. The Ola Electric app offers battery and health alerts, and book an appointment from the app for in-home service.
Furthermore, it has built-in maps for turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic data. Maps even work when you are offline. You can set a personal profile for the person riding. It has something called moods that show different data on the screen when riding.
The Bull mood shows speed and power right at the centre, and the vintage that brings the 1950s look, and the wonder mood offers a sci-fi look with a sound to match. You can set a custom mood based on your choice with widgets such as music, weather, and more.
Other features include, access to contacts on the phone, option to message contracts, side stand alert, anti-theft alarm, Limp home, OTA updates, Dark mode, auto brightness control, router via charger, take me home lights, auto indicator off, remote boot unlock, roadside assistance, share location from any app, get home mode, share key, ride journal, predicative maintenance and emergency contact alerts.
With 3.92kWh (2.98kWh in S1) battery, the company says that it has Indian Drive Cycle (IDC) range of 181 KM (121 KM in S1) compared to 116 KM IDC range in Ather 450X. The 750W portable home charger can charge the scooter fully in 6 hours (4.48 hours in S1). The Ola HyperCharger can charge up to 50% in 18 minutes, and the company says that it has HyperCharger network across India. There is reverse mode also.
The Ola S1 comes with four colour variant such as Red, Yellow, Blue and White colours. It has up to 90kmph top speed and up to 121km IDC range and has only normal and sports modes. It is price at Rs. 99,999 (ex-showroom).
The Ola S1 Pro with the top specs and up to 181km IDC range comes in more colours including matte and gloss shades from options in black, the vibrant hues of pink, as well as silver. It is price at Rs. 1,29,999 (ex-showroom). The company is also offering EMI options starting at Rs. 2,999 per month.
The company says that these will be even cheaper with state subsidies. Those who have already reserved the scooter by paying Rs. 499 can purchase it starting from September
The company says that these will be even cheaper with state subsidies. Those who have already reserved the scooter by paying Rs. 499 can buy it starting from September 8th, and the deliveries begin from October. The company did not reveal if there is an additional subscription for the 4G use for navigation and app. Details about after sales service and the battery warranty are also not known yet.