Ola Electric Sells 19,000 Units in August 2023
Ola Electric, the nation’s top manufacturer of electric two-wheelers, recently surpassed a new sales milestone. According to information about the brand’s August sales obtained from the Vahan portal, the Bengaluru-based EV manufacturer shipped 19,000 electric scooters during that time. With a startling 400% rise in sales compared to the same period in 2022, this is one of Ola Electric’s highest-ever sales periods.
The company currently holds a 30% market share for electric two-wheelers. Ola currently offers five electric scooters for sale in India. Last month, three new models—the S1 Air, S1 Pro Gen2, and S1 X—were released in three different trim levels. The three variants provide customers alternatives at different price points and range in price from Rs 90,000 to Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom). Significantly, since the inaugural event, the company has taken more than 75,000 reservations.
Ola Electric Range: Delivery and Pricing Information
Speaking of costs, the firm is offering the recently released S1 X in three different forms. It is priced at Rs 90,000 in the beginning (ex-showroom). Compared to the original Ola S1 X, which has 2kWh and 3kWh battery packs, the S1 X+ only has a 3kWh battery pack and costs Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom). The Gen2 S1 Pro, on the other hand, costs Rs. 1.47 lakh, and the S1 Air costs Rs. 1.20 lakh. The two costs are ex-showroom.
Now let’s talk about deliveries, which is another crucial factor. Ola Electric is now taking bookings for the S1 X+, whose delivery will begin this month. Deliveries are expected to start for the regular S1 X (2kWh and 3kWh) in December. Now, interested purchasers can reserve the e-scooters for just Rs 999. The manufacturer is also working on a brand-new line of electric motorbikes, which should hit the market by the end of the year and be marketed under the M1 name.
Ola S1 X: Performance and Range
First off, the S1 X is built on Ola’s brand-new “Gen 2” e-scooter technology. A powerful 8-horsepower motor, a 3-kWh battery with a 151-kilometer range, and a top speed of 90 km/h are all standard on the S1 X+ and S1 X (3kWh). The S1 X (2kWh) has a top speed of 85 km/h and a range of 91 km due to its 2kWh battery and 8bhp motor. The scooter lines S1 Air and S1 X use the same components. These e-scooters come standard with steel wheels, dual rear shocks, telescopic front forks, dual drum brakes on both ends, Eco, Normal, and Sport riding modes, reverse mode, 34-litre trunks, seat heights of 805mm, combi braking systems, LED lamps, and 12-inch wheels.
Ola S1 Air: Design Information and Technical Information
From a design standpoint, the Ola S1 Air and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters are quite similar. But a closer examination starts to show a number of differences. Blacked-out panels on the e-scooter are paired with matte and shiny color finishes to create a dual-tone look. The six color possibilities for the model are Neon, Stellar Blue, Coral Glam, Midnight Blue, Liquid Silver, and Porcelain White. Steel wheels, a flat footboard that is more practical, a straightforward tubular rear grab handle, and the traditional telescopic front suspension are additional noticeable design alterations.
The S1 Air comes with a 3.0kWh battery pack and an 8.04bhp motor. The EV manufacturer claims a 151-kilometer range on a single charge, with a top speed limit of 90 km/h and a 0 to 40 km/h acceleration time of just 3.3 seconds. It might finish charging in under five hours. The S1 Air also has a telescopic front fork, double shock absorbers in the back, drum brakes on both ends, cruise control, twin projector headlamps, reverse mode, ride modes, and a 7-inch touchscreen interface unit with GPS and smartphone connectivity, among other significant features. The S1 Air, which can be purchased using the Ola app, is available at more than 1,000 Ola experience centers throughout India.