Ola Electric Scooter S1 was launched in India on Sunday 15 August. The Ola Electric S1 scooter launch will take place digitally at 2 pm on the company’s official website and social media handles. The launch event will be free for all viewers and no special permission will be required to watch the scooter launch broadcast live. However, Ola Electric has already fully revealed the S1 electric scooter. The company has shared details about some of its key features such as best-in-class 50-liter under-seat storage, reverse function, LED lighting, and charging time. However, there are still many details that are yet to be revealed. Information about the official technical specifications, engine output, full driving range, and price of the scooter will be known only on Sunday. This is the world’s most booked scooter in a single day as Ola S1 registered over one lakh pre-bookings in just 24 hours.
Ola Electric S1 Scooter Variants
The Ola electric scooter is likely to be offered in three variants. New documents filed by the company have revealed that the scooter is likely to be called the Series S. It is likely to be launched by Ola Electric in two variants – S1 and S1 Pro. Although the company has only officially confirmed the S1 so far. While the S1 is likely to be used as the model name, the ‘S1 Pro’ could be an additional trim for the electric scooter.
Ola Electric Scooter S1 Speed
According to the media, the Ola electric scooter will come at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour. However, recently the company made such a gesture, after which most of the discussion about this scooter is that once fully charged, it can cover a distance of up to 150 kilometers. Even though an electric scooter is primarily meant for city commuting, a great top speed can make it a great option for occasional highway commutes.
Ola Electric Scooter S1 Battery
Ola scooter can be charged up to 50 percent in just 18 minutes. After which it can easily cover a distance of up to 75 kilometers. It will take around 2 hours 30 minutes to get fully recharged. With the purchase of the Ola scooter, a home-charger unit will also be provided to charge it at home. However, if plugged into a regular home charging point, the electric two-wheeler can take up to five and a half hours to charge from zero to full.
Ola Electric Scooter S1 Motor
The Ola electric scooter is likely to have an electric motor between 3 Kw and 6 Kw. It can generate a peak torque of around 50 Nm.
Ola Electric Scooter S1 Price in India
Regarding the Ola electric scooter, the company has confirmed that the scooter will be offered in 10 color options – Red, Blue, Yellow, Silver, Gold, Pink, Black, Blue, Gray, and White. The company may adopt a direct-to-home sales model. Like some premium smartphones – the option of ‘buy online’ and ‘home delivery’ can actually benefit the company. The company may adopt the direct-to-home sales model for its first e-scooter. There have been several reports suggesting that Ola Electric may adopt Tesla’s model. Under which the company’s dealers are not partners and instead accept online bookings. Coming with modern features and functions, the ex-showroom price of the S1 electric scooter can start in the range of Rs 99,999.
According to the cab-aggregator-turned-EV maker, the first phase of the electric scooter plant – Ola FutureFactory, will be commissioned soon. More than 10 million man-hours have been planned for the factory to be operational in record time. The factory will be able to launch 20 lakh electric scooters in the initial phase. The mega factory will serve as Ola’s global manufacturing hub for a range of electric two-wheelers. The EVs manufactured at this plant will be sold across India and exported to international markets such as Europe, UK, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Ola factory is being claimed to be the most automatic in India. As it will be powered by Ola’s own AI (Artificial Intelligence) engine and technology stack that will be deeply integrated into all factory operations. About 5,000 robots and Automated Guided Vehicles (Automated Guided Vehicles) will be deployed once the factory is fully operational. In addition, the company claims that 10,000 jobs will be created in this factory despite the induction of Industry 4.0 technology.