Ola Electric Scooter Quick Review: Price, Motor, Features & Charging
Ola Electric Scooter: The highly anticipated Ola electric scooter has finally been launched in India. There’s been huge interest in this scooter ever since it was revealed. And with the quite incredible prices and specs you’re going to hear about now, the interest in this scooter is going to skyrocket even further. Here are the top things to know about the new Ola electric scooter.
Ola Electric Scooter Motor and Power
Ola electric has hit it out of the park with the specifications of the scooter available in two trims S1 and S1 Pro ola claims to have designed an electric motor with a peak output of 8.5 kilowatts. For comparison’s sake, the Ather 450x which is the current performance King in the E-scooter segment has an electric motor with a peak output of 6 kilowatts. While both the Variants of the Ola electric scooter have the same motor, the top speed and claim performance default.
The Ola S1 can accelerate from 0 to 40 kmph in 3.6 seconds and 0 to 60 kmph in just 7 seconds, while the top speed is 90 kmph. The higherend Ola S1 Pro variant sprints from 0 to 40 in 3 seconds flat, while 60 kmph comes up in 5 seconds. The claim top speed is 115 kmph and all these figures are easily the highest of any made in India scooter petrol or electric. The torque of the motor shaft for both agences 58 newton metres and they have similar great mobility at 12 degrees. The S1 gets two riding modes normal in sports, while the pro gets normal sports and hyper.
Ola Electric Scooter Range
The Ola S1 Pro has a 3.97 kilowatt hour battery capacity, and hence the range is a whopping 181 kilometres. This is likely to be an official AR figure. But with such a large battery industry leading range is to be expected. In case you are wondering, the battery cannot be removed. Tha S1 pro scream range is much more than every other e-scooter on sale. barring the simple energies, simple one electric scooter that has a claimed range of 240km.
Ola Electric Scooter Charging and Battery
Despite the battery bigger size, claim charging times I’m in the same ballpark as the competition. Using a portable 750 watt home charger, the S1 pro can be reduced up to full in six hours and 30 minutes. The base Ola S1 model gets a smaller 2.98 kilowatt hour battery, and hence the claim range dropped to 121 kilometres. The S1 will take four hours and 48 minutes to charge with the home charger. Once a company’s fast charger network is established, it claimed that 18 minutes of charging can give you 75 kilometres of range.
Ola Electric Charging Stations
Ola electric say that, we’ll also set up one lakh charging stations across 400 cities in India as part of its hypercharged network. As of today, none of this exists, but Ola claimed that it will be the largest and densest electric two wheeler charging network in the world. The charging infrastructure will be set up in a phased manner, beginning with 5000 charging points across 100 cities in the first year.
Ola Electric Scooter Design and Colours
The scooter itself is based on etoro app scooter, a Dutch startup company that ola acquired in 2020. While the scooter has received many mechanical changes underneath, the design is familiar to the etoro scooter and it has clean and flowing lines that should appeal to a wide range of customers. there S1 is available in five colours while the pro gets five additional colour options.
Ola Electric Scooter Features
The Ola scooter has some interesting features such as a proximity lock and unlock, a remote boot lock with a huge 36 litres of both space, TFT display, inbuilt navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s even an option for the scooter to various customizable sounds played via a set of inbuilt speakers, but we’ll have to see how this works in person.
If you go for the top model, you also get hillhold and cruise control, as well as reverse feature. The display is customizable and also features built in Nash with real time traffic assist to keep you updated about changing traffic conditions. On the topic of connectivity the Ola app lets you set up individual profiles for your family.
Other features on the app include live location tracking, remote battery and health alerts, and you can also book a doorstep service. The scooter can also be controlled using your voice. You can for instance, increase the volume of the track being played through the speakers using voice commands.
Ola Electric Scooter Chassis and Suspension
Underneath the through active design laser tubular frame suspended by a single telescopic four CanAm monoshock at the rear. The scooter rides on 12 inch fields with flat tires. Braking duties are taken care of by a 220 mm disc at the front or the 180 mm disc at the back with CBS as a standard. However, there is no abs.
Ola Electric Scooter Price and Deliveries
Ola had opened bookings on July 15 2021 for rupees 499. The scooter received over one lakh bookings within 24 hours says Ola. For the claim performance and range the Ola scooter appears to be exceptionally priced. The Ola has been cost rupees 99 thousand, was the S1 pro will set you back by rupees 1.3 lakh all prices are ex-showroom and include a fame to subsidy but they don’t account for various state subsidies.
Now once you factor in the additional benefits from the various state subsidies, the price will be even lower with the government’s recent announcement that EV will not be charged road tax. The base Ola electric scooter could end up costing less than the likes of even the Honda activa 125 on road. Here’s what some prices look like after state subsidies.
The scooter can be purchased from 8 September onwards and deliveries begin in October in more than 1000 cities. Ola plans to deliver the scooters create to buyers homes across India, instead of using a conventional dealer network. Now all of this sounds incredibly exciting and the product has all the makings of being a true game changer.
At the same time, Ola still has a long and difficult road ahead and questions remain regarding the quality of the product as well as the execution of the unique sales and after sales support module. And not to mention the company’s ability to meet demand. We hope to ride this exciting electric scooters soon so we can bring you some of those answers. For the moment let us know what you think about the Ola scooter.
My name is Sahil Pathan and I have done a diploma course in mechanics and I am very much fond of vehicles since childhood. I watch only car shows on TV too. I have very good knowledge of cars and bikes, that's why I have created this blog.