Ola Electric postpones S1 e-scooter sale to September 15 due to website glitch

Ola Electric faced a technical glitch in making the purchase website live for consumers.The sales of Ola S1 and S1 Pro will now commence from September 15, but delivery dates will remain unchanged.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 09 Sep 2021, 09:52 AM
Ola Scooter comes with a fresh design and a host of new features.
Ola Scooter comes with a fresh design and a host of new features.
Ola Scooter comes with a fresh design and a host of new features.
Ola Scooter comes with a fresh design and a host of new features.

Ola Electric confronted a glitch at the beginning of its journey as an OEM. The ride-hailing company turned into an electric scooter manufacturer had to postpone its first EV sales by a week to September 15, as it faced technical difficulties with its website.

(Also Read: Remember LML? Kanpur-based company to launch e-scooter, will rival Ola Electric)

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Ola Electric confronted a glitch at the beginning of its journey as an OEM. The ride-hailing company turned into an electric scooter manufacturer had to postpone its first EV sales by a week to September 15, as it faced technical difficulties with its website.

(Also Read: Remember LML? Kanpur-based company to launch e-scooter, will rival Ola Electric)

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Ola Electric introduced its first-ever electric scooter S1 a few weeks ago. The scooter that created quite some ripples in the Indian EV space was slated to go on sale from September 8, with deliveries scheduled to commence in October. However, the company faced a technical glitch in making the purchase website live for consumers on Wednesday. This prompted Ola Electric to postpone the date of sales commencement to September 15.

Ola Chairman and group CEO Bhavish Aggarwal announced the decision in a late-night statement on Twitter. “We had committed to start purchases today for our Ola S1 scooter. But unfortunately, we have had many technical difficulties in making our website for purchases live today," he wrote on Twitter, further adding “I want to apologise to all of you, who had to wait for several hours. The website was just not up to our expectations on quality. I know we have disappointed you and I sincerely apologise to each of you for what was clearly a very frustrating experience."

However, Bhavish Aggarwal also said that despite the delay in the sales process, Ola S1 and S1 Pro scooters' delivery dates will remain unchanged. The company introduced a completely paperless digital purchase experience for the consumers. The loan process too is completely digital.

It started receiving bookings for the S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters a few weeks back at 499, after the introduction on August 15. The S1 and S1 Pro e-scooters come priced at 99,999 and 129,999, respectively excluding the FAME-II and state government benefits for EVs.

Both the scooters come loaded with a host of class-leading features. The scooters also come with a fresh design. Available in 10 different colour options, the Ola S1 draws power from an 8.5 kW electric motor clubbed with a 3.97 kWh battery pack.

First Published Date: 09 Sep 2021, 09:33 AM IST
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