The Ola S1 is an electric scooter that arrives Indian market with lots of features. Bestowed with the German Design Award, the Ola scooter has global recognition for innovation, sustainability and excellence in design. Its fluid design, superior alloy wheels, mono-coloured panels and enclosed suspension are excellent above all else. The other features include vast boot space, iconic headlight, Cruise control and Hyper mode acceleration.
The Ola S1 gets its power from a permanent magnet motor producing a peak power of 8.5kW and a peak torque of 58Nm. The S1 gets a higher top speed of 115kmph and links to a 2.98kWh Lithium-ion battery pack with a claimed range of 121km. The e-scooters can charge using a home charger in 4 hours, 48 minutes. Ola’s Hyper-charger network offers a 75km range for 18 minutes of charging.
The Ola S1 has all-LED illumination, a massive 36-litre under-seat storage, a TFT instrument cluster with a smartphone, Bluetooth, Wi-fi and GPS connectivity. Other noteworthy standard features include side-stand-down and anti-theft alert, geo-fencing, reverse mode, Get Home Mode, Take Me Home Lights, and a Limp Home Mode.
The Ola S1 builts on a tubular frame with a curved battery pack mounted on the floorboard. It suspends on a single-sided fork up front and a mono-shock with a single-sided swingarm at the rear. The electric scooter comes to a halt using a 220mm front and a 180mm rear disc with standard CBS. The 165mm ground clearance is generous enough for Indian roads. It rolls on 12-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 110-section rubber at both ends.
The Ola S1 competes with the Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube Electric and the Ather 450 Plus. On the other hand, you could opt for the Yamaha FZ-Fi, Bajaj Pulsar NS125, or the Aprilia SR 125 for around the same price as the Ola S1 as an alternative. The e-scooter is slightly heavy as the base variant tips the scales at 121kg kerb. There are five colour options for this scooter- Coral Glam, Jet Black, Marsh mellow, Neo Mint and Porcelain White.
Ola Electric Mobility is an Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer based in Bangalore. The manufacturing plant is located in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India. The establishment of Ola Electric started in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANI Technologies, the parent entity of Ola Cabs. The motto for the starting of this company was to reduce the emission and fuel dependency of Ola’s cabs and shift to mass electric mobility. The factory spread in a 500 acre, fully-automated factory located in Pochampalli town in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu. In December 2020, the company announced its plan to set up an electric scooter manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu for ₹2,400 crores after signing a memorandum with the Government of Tamil Nadu. The factory named Ola Futurefactory produced its first electric two-wheeler on 15 August 2021.