Ola Electric has announced it received over one lakh bookings for its upcoming electric scooter – rumoured to be named the Ola Series S – within 24 hours of opening order books. Reservations for the Ola electric scooter were thrown open on 15 July. Ola Electric on Thursday opened the bookings for its much-awaited upcoming electric scooter with an initial amount of Rs 499.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO, Ola said “I am thrilled by the tremendous response from customers across India for our first electric vehicle.”
“The unprecedented demand is a clear indicator of shifting consumer preferences to EVs. This is a huge step forward in our mission to transition the world to sustainable mobility. I thank all the consumers who have booked the Ola Scooter and have joined the EV revolution. This is only the beginning!”, he added.
Ola Electric scooter details
The Ola electric scooter is expected to be available in three versions – the Ola Series S, Ola S1 and the range-topping Ola S1 Pro. Colour options are expected to include matte black, matte pink, matte sky blue and more. Buyers will be given the provision to choose the colour and variant of their Ola e-scooter at a later stage. Ola has also revealed the scooter can be charged using a standard 5A socket, or at one of its ‘Hypercharger’ charging stations, which is going live in over 100 cities at this time and will eventually cover over 400 cities.
Ola has previously said its electric scooter will have class-leading acceleration. It’s unclear at this time which scooters Ola considers to be its rivals, but for perspective, the Bajaj Chetak and Ather 450X – which is currently the quickest-accelerating e-scooter on sale in India – does 0-40 kph in 3.3 seconds and 0-60 kph in 6.5 seconds. The lower-spec Ather 450 Plus, on the other hand, can do 0-40 kph in 3.9 seconds and 0-60 kph in 8.29 seconds.
The electric scooter also claims to have the largest under-seat storage in its category, with the ability to accommodate two half-face helmets. The certified range for the Ola electric scooter is expected to be above 100 kilometres.
While Ola hasn’t shared more details at this point, its scooter is likely to have a 7.0-inch TFT colour display running an Android operating system and featuring in-built navigation, onboard diagnostics and other infotainment functions.