Ola electric scooters to hit showrooms soon
Ola unveiled its Ola S1, the first in its range of electric two wheelers, set to go on sale from September. Ola S1 will be available in two variants- S1 and S1 Pro. The company claims that S1 is “setting new industry benchmarks with a range of 181 Kms, acceleration of 0-40 kmph in 3.0 seconds, and a top speed of 115 kmph. It has a 3.97kWh of battery capacity, more than 30% higher than the next closest EV, and the most powerful motors in the category with 8.5 KW of peak power.”
Meanwhile, the scooters will be launched at a starting price of Rs 99,999 and will be available in 10 colours. According to Ola CEO- Bhavish Aggarwal, with homegrown MoveOS, customers can not only alter the look & feel of the display but also how the scooter sounds. “It has no physical key and pairs with your phone with its “digital key” feature. This enables it to know when you’re near it and unlock automatically. It will also lock itself as you move away. It has a multi-microphone array, AI speech recognition algorithms built in-house,” Aggarwal wrote in his blog.
S1 will have security features like anti-theft alert system and geo fencing. It will also have ‘Hill Hold’ feature which reportedly makes navigating inclines easy. Ola S1 will be available for purchase from 8th September 2021. However, reservation is available at Rs 499.