Bounce Infinity E1 vs Ola S1: Should Ola be worried about Bounce’s electric scooter?

Bound Infinity E1 price in India was announced on Thursday and the electric scooter will take on the Ola S1. Here's how the two electric scooters compare.

Bounce Infinity E1 is the first India-made electric scooter to feature a swappable battery. The company finally launched the electric scooter in India at an event on Thursday. The Bounce Infinity E1 will compete with the likes of the Ather Energy 450, Ola S1 series, Bajaj Chetak EV, and others. However, the Infinity E1 has been priced considerably lower than other electric scooters available in India. We thought it’d be a great idea to compare the newly launched Bounce Infinity E1 with the Ola S1. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two in terms of pricing and specifications. 

Bounce Infinity E1 vs Ola S1: price in India 

The Bounce Infinity E1 gets very competitive pricing and is cheaper than the Ather 450, Ola S1, and other similar electric scooters in India. The Infinity E1 comes with a swappable battery and is therefore available either as a whole package or with a Battery as a Service option. The latter will get you the scooter without a battery at just Rs 36,000, but you’ll have to pay extra for the battery service package through monthly subscription plans. To purchase the scooter and a battery along with a home charger, you’ll have to shell out 68,999 (ex-showroom Delhi). 

The ex-showroom price of the Bounce Infinity E1 is still much lower than the Ola S1, which costs Rs 85,099 in Delhi. Ola doesn’t offer a Battery as a Service package since it doesn’t come with a swappable battery. 

Bounce Infinity E1 vs Ola S1: design, specifications

Bounce is taking a different approach to design when compared to the Ola S1. The Infinity E1 has a retro-modern look that doesn’t really stand out in the scooter market. It is available in five color options and Bounce will also support customisable art schemes and personalisation. It features a custom frame that’s been tailor made for Indian road conditions. The scooter has been tested for more than 1 lakh kilometres. It gets a large storage compartment under the seat with enough space for a helmet, has a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth. It features LED projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, disc brakes, and alloy wheels. 

In the hardware department, the Infinity E1 uses a 2kWhr 48V battery that offers IP67 rating. There’s three riding modes – Drag mode, Eco Mode, and Power Mode. The Power mode offers a max speed of 65kmph. The battery is swappable, and can be easily removed to be charged at home or at one of Bounce’s charging stations. It gets a 230mm disk brake up front, and a 203mm hydraulic brake at the back. The scooter has a seat height of 780mm and a ground clearance of 155mm. It gets 12 inch tubeless tyres at the front and back. 

The Ola S1 has a rather unique design and stands out. It also offers better performance and features than the Bounce Infinity E1. For example, you get a proprietary Battery Management system, auto lock, a 7-inch touchscreen display, anti-theft alarm, geo-fencing, front single fork suspension, rear mono-shocks, reverse mode, and disk brakes both front and back. The scooter comes with a 2.98kWhr battery and supports multiple riding modes. The motor has a peak power output of 8.5kW and that offers a top speed of 90kmph. It also offers good boot space, ergonomics, and 12-inch alloy wheels. 

Bounce Infinity E1 vs Ola S1: range

The Bounce Infinity E1 comes with three riding modes, Drag, Eco and Power, with the Eco Mode offering up to 85kms range in a single charge. The company didn’t offer any estimates in Power mode, but you can expect some drop in range. 

On the other hand, the Ola S1 offers a much longer range of 121km from a single full charge. This is considerably higher than what Bounce is offering, and should definitely be something to look for in an electric scooter. 

Bounce Infinity E1 vs Ola S1: How to order? 

You can pre-book the Bounce Infinity E1 from their official website by paying Rs 499. Deliveries of the electric scooter will start at the end of March next year. If you want to opt for the Subscription service, you can do so from the website, but the company hasn’t revealed all the pricing details yet. It should start around Rs 849 per month. 

The Ola S1 registration is also very similar to the Bounce Infinity E1. You head over to the Ola website or use the Ola app to pre-book the S1 for Rs 499. Ola will then give a date when you can make a purchase by paying Rs 20,000 as an advance, and the rest upon delivery. That said, Ola is facing problems with deliveries and has had to delay deliveries for early buyers already. You can also opt for several available EMI plans to purchase the Ola S1.