Bangalore: Bhavish Aggarwal has been doing a lot of hype for the past few weeks regarding the next purchase window of Ola Scooters S1 and S1 Pro. The announcement was made by the company’s CEO Bhavish Agarwal.
Current prices for the S1 and S1 Pro stand at Rs 85,099 and Rs 1,10,149, respectively (ex-showroom Delhi, after FAME-II and state subsidies).
“Opening the purchase window to all this weekend. Those who have booked will get access soon,” Bhavish Agarwal tweeted. Apart from this, the CEO of Ola also announced that test ride camps will also be opened in 5 cities.
Opening the purchase window this weekend for all.
Those who have reserved will get early access. More details in email.
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) May 18, 2022
Earlier, Ola Electric had said that it will increase the prices of the S1 Pro scooter from the next purchase window. Fully digital payment process will be done through Ola app only.
Meanwhile, Softbank Group-backed Ola Electric said that it had launched an investigation to find out what caused one its electric scooters to catch fire.
“We are aware of an incident in Pune that happened with one of our scooters and are investigating to understand the root cause and will share more updates in the next few days,” the company said in a statement.
Lithium-ion batteries, whether used in electric vehicles or electronic devices, can catch fire if they have been improperly manufactured or damaged, or if the software that operates the battery is not designed correctly.
According to Ola Electric, these Hyperchargers are capable of charging the Ola electric from 0 per cent to 50 per cent in 18 minutes and the company also claims that these Hyperchargers are capable of adding 75 kms of range to the Ola electric scooters in just a few minutes.
Ola company officials have said previously that the company imports its battery cells from South Korea but plans to start manufacturing them locally.