Ola Electric has announced new variants for the Ola S1 and S1 Air electric scooters. The lineup of the two scooters will be rejigged to incorporate new battery pack variants. The company also teased its range of electric motorbikes, which may be concepts for now but some may make it into production. Ola Electric will also be launching its first electric car later this year.
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Ola S1 and S1 Air: New lineup explained
The Ola S1 receives a new variant with a 2kWh battery pack. This new variant is tuned to the needs of people who primarily need a scooter to zip around the city. A lower battery pack means a lower driving range, which isn’t too big of an issue when your driving limit won’t exceed 30km per day.
The new 2kWh Ola S1 variant costs Rs 99,999 and offers a driving range of 91km. In comparison, the top-spec Ola S1 costs Rs 1,09,999 and comes with a 3kWh battery pack with a driving range of 141km. The top speed of the entry-level S1 variant has been capped at 90kmph while the top-spec variant goes up to 95kmph. Both variants are powered by the same 8.5kW motor.
While Ola did not add any variants to its flagship, S1 Pro, it reduced the price of the scooter by Rs 10,000. The Ola S1 Pro now costs Rs 1.30 lakh and comes with a 4kWh battery pack that offers a driving range of 181km. The top speed for the S1 Pro has been capped at 116kmph.
The Ola S1 Air lineup receives the maximum number of variants, given it seems to be the most popular among the Indian audience. When the scooter was announced, Ola offered a 2.5kWh battery pack. Now, Ola is offering the S1 Air in 2kWh, 3kWh, and 4kWh variants. Those who booked the 2.5kWh model will be upgraded to the 3kWh battery pack.
The 2kWh variant of the Ola S1 Air offers a driving range of 85km while the 3kWh and 4kWh are good for 125km and 165km respectively. All three variants are powered by the same 4.5kW motor with their top speeds capped at 85kmph. The entry-level 2kWh S1 Air is priced at Rs 84,999 while the mid and top-spec variants cost Rs 99,999 and Rs 1.10 lakh respectively.
Ola also launched its latest MoveOS 3 at the tail end of last year. The company also teased its lineup of 5 electric motorbikes. So far it is unknown how many of those motorbikes will go into production. The Ola S1 rivals the likes of Hero Vida V1, Ather 450X, and TVS iQube.