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Ola Electric Scooter Spied Testing Post Launch – New Updates?

Ola Electric Scooter Testing Continues
Ola Electric Scooter Testing Continues

The next window for sale of Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters open on November 1, 2021

Ola created a storm when it launched its first range of electric scooters in India on Independence Day this year. The new S1 and S1 Pro e-scooters have received a thunderous response with the ride-hailing major selling two-wheelers worth Rs 1,100 crores in the first two days of sale.

Ola Electric Scooter Testing Continues

Deliveries of e-scooters are scheduled to begin in the next few days. However, even after launch, Ola continues to test its battery-powered scooter on road. Spy shots of the scooter being tested on the streets of Bangalore have been shared by automotive enthusiast Arya.

From the looks of it, there doesn’t seem to be any visual updates on the scooter even though front end of the two-wheeler isn’t visible in these images. Ola Electric, the EV manufacturing arm of Ola, might be testing a new variant of the e-scooter with slightly different specifications.

It could be a different battery pack or an electric motor with dissimilar output. The scooter seen in the images could also offer a new set of creature comforts. It is also possible that Ola is testing the same scooter which has been launched, with a part that is probably procured from a new vendor.

Ola Electric Scooter
Ola Electric Scooter

S1, S1 Pro Specifications

As of now, Ola offers two battery pack options- 2.98 kWh and 3.97 kWh for S1 and S1 Pro respectively. Both variants feature a mid-ship mounted 5.5 kW electric motor which returns a peak output of 8.5 kW and 58 Nm. The base S1 trim offers a range of up to 121 kms on a single charge and can reach a top speed of 90 kmph. On the other hand, S1 Pro offers a range of up to 181 kms and hits the speedometer at 115 kmph.

While S1 offers two ride modes- Normal and Sport, S1 Pro offers an additional mode called Hyper. Hardware setup on both variants comprises a tubular frame suspended on a single front fork and a rear mono-shock. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes on both wheels accompanied by a combined braking system.

Features on offer

Ola is offering a wide range of features as standard on both trims. These include a digital instrument console with infotainment, Bluetooth connectivity, Wifi, side-stand alert, proximity lock/unlock, onboard navigation, call/SMS/email alerts, find my scooter, geo-fencing and a whole lot more. S1 and S1 Pro offer a very generous 36-litre underseat storage capacity.

The entire lineup of S1 e-scooters is available in ten colour options. The base S1 costs Rs 99,999, while the S1 Pro retails at Rs 1,29,999. Both prices are ex-showroom, Bengaluru, including the revised FAME II subsidy. Prices are reduced further when subsidies from state governments are applied.

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