[Exclusive] 2 Ola electric cars to launch in 2023, affordable electric scooter in the pipeline

  • Ola plans to launch its first-ever electric car in India, which it teased today. 
  • The company will launch two EV cars by late 2023, one SUV and another a sedan. 
  • Ola is also working on an affordable scooter with a new chassis and cruise control.  

Ola, a startup that started as a ride-sharing platform and has now ventured in the EV segment in India, is gearing up to expand its portfolio with two upcoming electric cars and an affordable scooter. Ola officially took the wraps off its first electric car today, teasing a clip of its upcoming car at a customer event at the Ola Future factory.

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However, 91mobiles has exclusively learned from tipster Yogesh Brar that the company is working on two EV models for India, one an SUV and the other a sedan. The cars will debut in late 2023 after the company successfully deploys its battery plant. Ola is also planning an affordable scooter with a new chassis and cruise control.

Ola EV cars and a scooter are in the pipeline

According to Yogesh, Ola is working on two electric car models planned for late 2023. With regard to the first EV car, the company is working on a long-range electric SUV, post which, it is planning to launch an electric sedan. However, Ola will set up its battery plant before the manufacturing of its electric cars begins. With its first EV, Ola will enter the electric car market, stepping up from its flagship two-wheeler EV, the Ola S1 Pro, which launched in August 2021.

The company is also working on a cheaper EV scooter with cruise control. Ola is mostly taking out the touch screen to control cost for this model. Our source says that a new chassis is being designed for this upcoming scooter. Recently, Ola S1 Pro bagged the ninth position in the top scooter sales in India for May 2022. And now, Ola is planning to expand the production in the coming quarters to export S1 series units to Latin America and New Zealand.

Ola S1 Pro specifications

Ola S1 Pro

Ola’s sole EV in the market currently, the Ola S1 Pro, features a 7-inch touchscreen display which gets its power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 3GB RAM and 16GB eMMC 5.1 storage. A custom MoveOS from Ola Electrics runs the show. The EV has multiple microphones accompanied by AI speech recognition algorithms. The Ola S1 Pro recently broke into the top 10 bestselling scooters in India.