Ola Electric has updated its flagship S1 Pro to a new generation in addition to releasing the brand-new entry-level S1X. These models have several improvements, making them better than before. Notably, the model will be offered for sale in the nation alongside the older Ola S1 Pro Gen 1 electric scooter. The Ola S1 Pro Gen 2 claims to offer a 30 per cent boost in overall performance, a 25 per cent increase in thermal performance, a 25 per cent decrease in cost, 11 per cent fewer parts overall, 7 per cent reduced energy usage, and a 6 per cent increase in range. With a modified battery pack, platform, and new components, the S1 Pro Gen 2 receives a major update in comparison to the earlier model. Let's explore in more depth the distinctions between the S1 Pro Gen 2 and the previous-generation Ola S1 Pro.
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Ola S1 Pro Gen 1 vs Gen 2: Styling
Compared to the previous model, which has a hump in the middle, the new Ola S1 Pro Gen 2 is built on a significantly modified platform that is lighter and stronger. In addition, the new S1 Pro has dual rear shocks in place of the previous model's single-sided front fork and telescopic front forks, which are also traditional components. The Ola S1 Pro Gen 2 has the same sleek turn signals and dual LED headlamp configuration as the previous model, with the exception of these modifications.
Ola S1 Pro Gen 1 vs Gen 2: Battery Pack
Although the EV maker modified the battery pack to render it more effective and lighter, the new S1 Pro still uses the same 4kWh battery pack as the previous model. A new electric motor that can deliver a maximum power output of 14.7bhp is housed in the Gen 2 S1 Pro. The old electric motor's maximum power, in comparison, stood at 6.7bhp. The new S1 Pro Gen 2 is said to have a range of 195-kilometre, a 0 to 40km/h acceleration time of 2.6 seconds, and a top speed of 120km/h. Meanwhile, the older-generation S1 has a range of 181-kilometre, can sprint from 0 to 40km/h in 2.9 seconds, and is capable of attaining a top speed of 116km/h. Nevertheless, the time required to recharge the battery stays constant at 6.5 hours from 0 to 100 per cent.
Ola S1 Pro Gen 1 vs Gen 2: Feature Set
Since the speakers, party mode and the entire set of connectivity functions are still there in the new S1 Pro compared to the older model, there are no feature changes. From the perspective of the consumer, Ola's TFT display is identical to the older-generation S1 Pro despite changes to how it works with vehicles. Alloy wheels, disc brakes with combination brakes at both ends, full LED lighting, 12-inch wheels with 110/90-section tyres, and more are included as additional features. Due to the updated platform, the boot capacity has decreased by 2 litres, but this is barely noticeable.
Ola S1 Pro Gen 1 vs Gen 2: Hardware and Price
The Gen1 Ola S1 Pro costs Rs 1.40 lakh, while the Gen2 model costs Rs 1.48 lakh. Instead of the single-sided swingarm used on the Gen1 scooters, the S1 Pro Gen2 now employs a dual-sided swingarm. After that, more conventional telescopic forks have taken the place of the monoshock on the Gen1 S1 Pro. The touchscreen system's resolution has been reduced from 1280 x 768 to 800 x 480.