Earlier this year, Ola Electric released a variety of battery options for its S1 Air and S1 electric scooters. The 2kWh battery variant of the firm's entry-level electric scooters has now been quietly dropped. Following this recent development, the Ola S1 Air will only be offered with the 3kWh battery pack and will now cost Rs 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom) as opposed to its prior starting price of Rs 84,999 (ex-showroom). Similarly, only the 3kWh battery pack is now available with the Ola S1. It appears that the 3kWh battery pack options in Ola's model range had the highest level of demand, therefore making it easier to discontinue offering the other smaller-capacity packs. Buyers who booked the no longer available versions will be straight away upgraded to the available 3kWh options. Additionally, customers have the option to completely cancel their reservations and receive a full refund. Furthermore, Ola will provide customers with an extended battery-alone warranty worth Rs 6,999 when they purchase their next Ola e-scooter.
Ola's Current Model Range
The Ola S1 Air and S1 are currently sold with the 3kWh battery pack, however, the S1 Pro is still offered only with the 4kWh battery pack. Prices for the S1 Air, S1, and S1 Pro now start at Rs 1.10 lakh, Rs 1.30 lakh, and Rs 1.40 lakh, respectively. All costs, including the updated FAME II subsidy, are ex-showroom, Bengaluru. Ola's product line competes with those of Ather Energy, TVS, Bajaj, Vida, Okinawa, and other manufacturers.
Ola S1 Air: Range, Design, & Features
The 3kWh variant will have a range of 125 kilometres. It comes equipped with the same 4.5kW motor and boasts a top speed of 85km/h. The scooter can be charged up to 100 per cent in about 4.5 hours. The Ola S1 Air features a 7.0-inch touchscreen display and the most recent version of MoveOS 3.0. The electric scooter has music playback, Bluetooth connectivity, remote boot lock/unlock, GPS, and other amenities. It contains a reverse mode and a side stand alert in addition to the regular riding modes (Normal, Sports, and Eco).
The Ola S1 Air sports a grab rail, a flat footboard, standard telescopic front forks, twin shock absorbers in the back, and drum brakes. The five dual-tone body colour options for the scooter are Jet Black, Neo Mint, Porcelain White, Liquid Silver, and Coral Glam.
Ola S1: Range & Features
The 3kWh variant of the Ola S1 delivers a range of 141 kilometre. It is powered by the same 8.5kW motor. Besides, the claimed top speed of the available version is 95km/h. The Ola S1 has MoveOS 3.0 connectivity, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, on-the-go music, on-screen navigation, configurable widgets, and more features. Normal, Eco, and Sports riding modes are available in all three variations. The top-of-the-line S1 Pro includes an extra "Hyper Mode" though. A variety of colour options for the Ola S1 is also on offer, including Gerua, Matt Black, Coral Glam, Marshmellow, Porcelain White, Millennial Pink, Jet Black, Liquid Silver, and more.