First batch of Ola Electric S1, S1 Pro scooters leave Futurefactory for delivery
Ola Electric seems to be ready to deliver on its promise to hand over first set of S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters to its customers from this week. As announced earlier, the Tamil Nadu-based EV startup will start delivery of the electric scooters from Wednesday, December 15.
Ola Electric has already conducted nearly 30,000 test rides for its customers ahead of the delivery process. More cities are likely to be included soon for test rides of the S1, S1 Pro electric scooters soon.
Earlier, Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and Co-founder at Ola Electric, shared a glimpse of the production and assembly line of the electric scooters at its Futurefactory based in Tamil Nadu. It shows Ola Electric employees busy preparing the first batch of Ola Electric scooters for delivery. Aggarwal shared the image on Twitter saying, “Nothing can be more beautiful than a manufacturing line running at full speed."
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Later this evening, he shared an update saying, “Gaadi nikal chuki" (The vehicles have left), hinting that the first batch of Ola Electric scooters have left for delivery.
For Ola Electric customers, it has been a long wait to finally get their S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters delivered. Earlier, Ola Electric had announced that the first batch of deliveries will take place between October 25 and November 25. However, the date had to be pushed back to this month.
Launched almost four months ago on August 15, Ola Electric opened the purchase window for the scooters only in September for two days. It claims to have mopped up a staggering ₹1,100 crore worth business. The test rides for customers began much later on November 20.
Ola Electric scooters come in two variants -S1 and S1 Pro. While the former is priced at ₹1 lakh, the latter comes for ₹1.30 lakh (ex showroom, before state subsidies). While the S1 variant claims to cover 121 kms, the more-expensive S1 Pro brags of going around 180 kms before needing a recharge.
Ola e-scooters come with three ride modes - Normal, Sport and Hyper. It gets features such as a large display screen with an Android-based OS, app control, speakers, USB point for charging and a large under-seat storage space.