Ola Electric is selling ‘four scooters every second’, may get sold out soon
Ola Electric scooters S1 and S1 Pro are being booked at lightening speed as they received massive response on day one of the booking process on Wednesday. According to Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Ola Electric, the Chennai-based electric vehicle manufacturer is getting bookings for at least four electric scooters every second.
Bhavish Aggarwal also sent out a message of caution for prospective buyers to hurry up with the bookings before the EV manufacturer ‘run out of scooters’.
While Ola Electric has not come out with a detail on how many bookings it has received on day one, which started early on Wednesday, it is expected to run into thousands at the rate Ola CEO claims.
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Ola Electric S1 and S1 Pro scooters' sale went live since Wednesday morning after technical glitch on the two-wheeler manufacturer's site had delayed the start of the process earlier this month. The glitches had forced the company to push the date to September 15.
Ola Electric is selling its electric scooters directly to its customers, without any dealers involved. It is accepting online reservations and purchases for the S1 and S1 Pro models. The company said that the reservation and advance payment amounts can be refunded till the time the booked unit has not left from the factory for delivery.
The price of the Ola Electric S1 scooter, its base model, starts at ₹1 lakh (ex showroom). The e-scooter comes with a claimed range of around 120 kms. The S1 Pro, its top-spec e-scooter, has a claimed range of around 180 kms on single charge.
Ola Electric scooters will have battery output of 2.98 kWh for the S1 model, while the more expensive S1 Pro model will have an increased output of 3.97 kWh. The S1 Pro also has a slightly higher top speed of 115 kmph with better acceleration. It has three ride modes, including Hyper which is exclusive to the S1 Pro model.
Both S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters come with a full LED lighting package and a 7.0-inch touch display with navigation. This display is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and is supported by WiFi, Bluetooth and 4G connectivity.
The e-scooters are being manufactured at the Ola Futurefactory near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. At full capacity, Ola expects its 10,000 workforce will be able to roll out two million units annually. Ola also aims to export its electric scooters to foreign markets like the US, Australia and Latin America.