Ola Electric S1 and S1 Pro scooter: S1 vs S1 Pro, Know The Difference

 Ola Electric S1 and S1 Pro scooters' are being booked at lightning speed after the sales went live on 15 September 2021. The e-scooters start at Rs 1 lakh, with an advance payment of Rs 20,000. Ola founder Bhavish Aggarwal hopes to make 10 million vehicles annually by the summer of 2022.

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Ola Electric S1 vs Ola Electric S1 Pro

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The Ola S1 e-scooter comes with a claimed range of around 121 kms. The S1 Pro, its top-spec e-scooter, has a claimed range of around 181 kms in one full battery charge. The Ola S1 Pro has the best acceleration in town. It can go from 0-40 km/h in 3 seconds flat and the Ola S1 goes from 0-40 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The Ola Scooter comes fitted with extra-wide 12 inch tyres (110/70-12) both in the front and rear.

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The batteries in Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro are fixed. Ola Electric S1 can be charged 100% in less than 5 hours using a home charger whereas the S1 Pro takes 6 hours and 30 mins. Ola Electric scooters will have battery output of 2.98 kWh for the S1 model, while the more expensive S1 Pro model will have an increased output of 3.97 kWh.

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The top speed of Ola S1 90 mph whereas the S1 Pro gets at par with 115 kmph on the odometer. The 0-60 kmph sprint is achieved by S1 Pro in 5 seconds and S1 does it in 7 seconds. While normal and sport riding mode is standard on both the scooters, the additional Hyper model on the S1 Pro gives it an added advantage here for better acceleration. The common features on the scooter include a 7.0-inch touch display with navigation offers an advantage as you do not have to take your smartphone out of your pocket when you're riding. This dash is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth and 4G connectivity. The S1 comes in 5 colours: Porcelain White, Coral Red, Marshmallow, Neo Blue and Jet Black. The S1 Pro comes in 10 colours: Anthracite, Coral Red, Marshmallow, Jet Black, Liquid Silver, Porcelain White, Neo Blue, Millennial Pink, Midnight Blue and Matte Black.

EMI options are available, Deliveries begin from October 2021 onwards

A day after the commencement of the sale process of Ola Electric S1, the company's co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal tweeted “Floodgates to the revolution are truly open! We’re selling 2 scooters every second! India is rejecting petrol and choosing electric,”. A few minutes later, Aggarwal said that the frequency of the sale is now four electric scooters per second. “Correction, it’s now 4 scooters sold per sec,” he said in another tweet. The electric scooter is currently available for purchase on both the Ola App and on the official Ola website. The sale was initially scheduled to commence on September 8 but the company was forced to postpone it for a week as they faced "technical difficulties" in making the website for purchases live for customers. Ola customers who have reserved a scooter can now convert that to a purchase by paying the remaining amount and finalising vehicle variant and colour options. Ola Electric is selling its electric scooters directly to its customers, without any dealers involved. 

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The company had last month launched the Ola S1 electric scooter in two variants -- S1 and S1 Pro -- at ₹99,999 and ₹1,29,999, respectively (ex-showroom including FAME II subsidy and excluding state subsidies). The company said that the reservation and advance payment amounts can be refunded till the time the booked unit has not left from the factory for delivery. If you need financing, Ola Financial Services has tied up with leading banks including IDFC First Bank, HDFC, and TATA Capital to help finance your Ola S1. Deliveries start October 2021 onwards. Scooter will be delivered directly home.

Earlier during the launch of its electric scooters, Ola chief announced ‘Mission Electric’, pledging no petrol two-wheeler will be sold in India after 2025. “This is a mission that we are putting forward to the industry and to the consumers to reject petrol and fully commit to electric,” he said. Bhavish Agarwal on Monday announced the FutureFactory will be run entirely by women. “We welcomed the first batch this week and at full capacity, Futurefactory will employ over 10,000 women, making it the world’s largest women-only factory and the only all-women automotive manufacturing facility globally,” Agarwal said. Ola claims its facility will be the world’s largest two-wheeler factory with a total annual capacity of 10 million vehicles (ready by 2022). The Ola FutureFactory is built on 500 acres and is located in Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu.