Bangalore: After facing backlash Bengaluru-based startup Ola Electric has announced to open new purchase window for its Ola S1 Pro electric scooter. The new window has been opened after two months, when India’s largest electric scooter maker opened a purchase window during Holi 2022 for two days, announcing a new Gerua colour for the EV.
However, this time, Ola has hiked the prices of the S1 Pro scooter by Rs 10,000. The Ola S1 Pro electric scooter is now priced at Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom). Although Ola Electric hasn’t given any reason for the price hike, it can be attributed to the recent roll out of OS 2.0, which is the updated OTA software update being offered to select customers, and will be added to all the existing Ola scooters soon.
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— Ola Electric (@OlaElectric) May 21, 2022
The Bengaluru-based startup has now commenced accepting fresh bookings for the electric scooter. Interested buyers can head over to Ola Electric’s website and reserve a slot for booking the Ola S1 Pro by paying a token amount of Rs 499 token amount. The existing buyers, who have already reserved a slot will be able to buy the Ola S1 Pro by making a deposit of Rs 20,000. Customers who have reserved their slots before will get an early access to the EV.
Recently, Ola Electric conduct a voluntary recall of 1,441 units of its electric scooter Ola S1 Pro days after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari warned EV companies about the fire. One Ola Electric scooter Ola S1 Pro caught fire on March 26 in Pune. The recall will be of the same batch of scooters that were manufactured with the one that caught fire.
Bhavish Aggarwal recently reacted to the govt’s strict warning to EV companies. He said, “It’s important that standards are at a high level. There will be the odd incident with everyone. But we are following high standards, higher than what is mandated. I support penalties for people who don’t support high standards.”
The recent string of events involving electric scooters catching fire has raised concerns about the current safety standards issued by the Govt of India. Apart from a response from the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, the Niti Aayog has also come up with a draft for EV battery swapping policy.
Ola S1 Pro specifications
Coming to the specifications, the Ola S1 Pro offers a top speed of 115Km per hour with the acceleration of three seconds. It comes with a 8.5Kw that offers a true range of around 135Kms. The electric scooter also sports a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and it also features support for Bluetooth connectivity. The EV comes in a total of 10 colour variants for buyers to pick from.