Last February, Ola Electric threw open the order books for its most affordable electric scooter in India, the S1 Air. Deliveries for the electric two-wheeler were scheduled to begin in April this year but were delayed to accommodate the S1 Air's 2kWh, 3kWh, and 4kWh battery packs. And lately, Ola's CEO Bhavish Aggarwal has confirmed on his personal Twitter handle that the company will commence deliveries of the new Ola S1 Air electric scooter by July 2023. Alongside the deliveries, the purchase window and test rides will also be opened in July.
The Ola S1 Air comes in 3 trims and gets 3 battery pack options - 2kWh, 3kWh, and 4kWh. Notably, the speed and range of the scooter vary depending on the variant. Sitting below the Ola S1 in the company's product pyramid, the S1 Air ranges between Rs 84,999 and Rs 1.09 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Bengaluru.
Test drove the first S1 Air vehicles!! Loving them ????
Coming to you in July ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/wWnIAFYs62
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) May 23, 2023
Ola S1 Air Electric Scooter: Battery, Range, Speed
As mentioned earlier, the Ola S1 Air comes with 3 battery options. The 2kWh version of the S1 Air yields a range of 85km, whereas the 3kWh and 4kWh versions offer a claimed range of 125km and 165km, respectively. Despite the varying operating ranges, all 3 variants use the same 4.5kW motor.
The new S1 Air is capable of reaching a top speed of 85km/h, according to Ola Electric. A sprint from 0 to 60km/h is possible in 9.8 seconds. The scooter takes about 4.5 hours to charge from 0 to 100 per cent.
Ola S1 Air Electric Scooter: Features
Speaking of features, the Ola S1 Air gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, running the latest version of MoveOS 3.0. In addition, it also offers OTA updates, Bluetooth connectivity, music playback, remote boot lock/unlock, GPS, reverse mode, side stand alert, and 3 ride modes (Normal, Sport, and Eco).
Ola S1 Air Electric Scooter: Design
In terms of design, the S1 Air looks similar to the S1 and the S1 Pro. Five dual-tone body colour schemes are offered with the scooter that are Coral Glam, Neo Mint, Porcelain White, Jet Black, and Liquid Silver. The suspension setup of the S1 Air comprises standard telescopic front forks and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Other features include a flat footboard, drum brakes, and a grab-rail.
For those unaware, Ola Electric opened bookings for the S1 Air for a token amount of Rs 999 in February 2023. At that time, it made an announcement that customers who ordered the S1 Air (2.5kWh battery unit) in 2022 can have a free upgrade to the model with a 3kWh battery pack.