5 things you need to know about the newly launched Ola S1 electric scooter

Ola Electric has introduced its more affordable electric scooter, the Ola S1, and it will sit below the year-old Ola S1 Pro. The Ola S1 makes a comeback into Ola Electric’s portfolio after having been cancelled earlier this year. The brand new Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro are practically the same scooters, with the lower spec S1 having a couple of omissions to keep prices in check. 

The Ola S1 is likely to cater to a larger set of audience with its attractive price tag. The Ola S1 also gets a sizeable feature list as well that should keep young and older customers satisfied. And given the size of the growing EV market, here’s a wrap on what you should know about Ola Electric’s latest affordable electric scooter, the Ola S1. 

Ola S1price, colours, features and more

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1. Price and availability 

The Ola S1 has been introduced at an introductory price of Rs 99,999 (ex-showroom excluding state-wise EV subsidies). The S1 will be available for reservation from August 15th to August 31st. Customers who reserve their Ola S1 will get to participate and order via an early access purchase window that is scheduled for September 1st. For all others, Ola Electric will start to offer up a purchase window on September 2nd. The prices, however, are introductory and will be applicable for a select amount of stock. Ola Electric might choose to increase the price of the S1 post this stock is cleared. 

Ola Electric also claims to start deliveries for the Ola S1 on September 7th. It is only a matter of time to see if the delivery dates are lofty claims, as seen with the Ola S1 Pro last year. 

2. Design and colours

The Ola S1 looks identical to its more expensive counterpart, which means that it inherits a rather minimalistic design. The looks of the e-scooter are devoid of flashy elements or gimmicks and looks futuristic. There’s an Android bot-inspired LED headlamps with LED DRLs, and the rear gets a smoked glass LED taillamp neatly integrated into the design. 

The Ola S1 Pro will be available in Jet Black, Porcelain White, Neo Mint, Coral Glam, and Liquid Silver colour options. 

  • 5.5kW motor with 8.5kw peak power
  • 3kWh battery pack 
  • 141km range and 95kmph top speed
  • 5 hours charging time via home charger
  • MoveOS with music playback, navigation and phone connectivity 

3. Performance 

The Ola S1 holds its own in terms of performance as it comes equipped with an electric motor that generates peak power of 8.5kW and rated power of 5.5kW. This allows the scooter to cruise at a top speed of 95kmph. The scooter still gets gradability of 15 degrees. 

4. Features

The Ola S1 is also feature-rich when it comes to tech on offer. The Ola S1 gets the most popular MoveOS features like Music Playback, Navigation, Companion App, and Reverse Mode. Ola Electric also promises that the Ola S1 will be compatible with further software updates, including the MoveOS 3.0 that might launch during Diwali. It also gets 36-litre storage to aid practicality. 

5. Battery and range 

The Ola S1 comes equipped with a 3kWh battery pack and delivers an ARAI-certified range of 141km on a single charge. The true range, according to Ola Electric, is 128km when riding in Eco Mode. The battery takes 5 hours to a full charge when charging at home.