Updated On: 15 August 2021 Dheeraj Nair
Updated on August 15, 2021: Ola has today finally launched its first-ever electric scooters in India. The company has launched the new Ola S1 and the S1 Pro electric scooters in the country. The price of the new Ola Electric Scooter starts in India from Rs 99,999 in most of the states. To know more about the new Ola S1 and the S1 Pro Electric Scooters, you can click HERE.
Original Article - July 19, 2021: Ola, an electric scooter maker has bagged 100,000 bookings for its first-ever model in a matter of just 24 hours. With its platform set on ridesharing solutions, this mobility-based company has already ventured into the EV space with its eagerly anticipated vehicle- The Ola electric scooter. Electric vehicles are one of human's greatest inventions to tackle the problem of increasing carbon footprint in our environment. It is believed that EVs are bound to play a major part in the near future and hence, automotive manufacturers like Ola electric, are all set to introduce unique EVs, such as the upcoming scooter, that are user-friendly and economically sustainable.
It is indeed due to the unique and sustainable design that Ola has been successful in grabbing the attention of 100,000 customers within just 24 hours. The rate at which the booking for the young and funky e-scooter went resulted in the website crashing multiple times. So, if you are someone who wishes to know how to book Ola electric scooter online, here is a quick step-by-step guide to help you out.
At present, there is just one way to pre-order the Ola e-scooter and that's on the web. Our guide below will tell you the process to making the booking successfully-
STEP 1: Log on to OlaElectric.com and click on the Reserve for Rs 499 button.
STEP 2: Enter your phone number and the captcha verification requested and hit the 'next' button.
STEP 3: An OTP will be sent by Ola to your registered phone number. Kindly enter the OTP in the box and click on the 'next' button.
STEP 4: Next, you would need to pay booking fees of Rs.499 which can be done via Credit/Debit card, UPI or Net Banking.
STEP 5: After choosing a payment option for the requested amount of Rs.499, you will be redirected to a payment gateway.
and finally, you will receive the details regarding your order ID and payment via SMS and email.
In case you need a refund or would no longer want to buy the e-scooter, Ola has stated that you have the option to either transfer the booking to someone else or cancel and get a refund to your original mode of payment within the period of 7 to 10 working days.
The much anticipated Ola electric scooter could be launched in the coming weeks since the booking has already begun. The electric scooter will have three different variants- Series S, S1 and S1 pro. In addition to this, customers can avail different colour options- Matte black which makes the scooter look classy, Matte pink which makes it funky and sky blue which resembles youthfulness.
Ola has started the booking for the Series S as of now, however, the option to choose a colour and variant will be provided to the customers in a later period. Ola is yet to reveal the full specification of the scooter but one can expect it in the coming days. However, few features of the scooter are already known by the customers like the ability to juice up the scooter through a 5A socket and a 'Hypercharger' as Ola would like to call it. The Hypercharger facility will be made available in 100 cities before the launch of the e-scooter. Ola has mentioned that it has plans to expand the network to about 400 cities within a short span of time.
As for the prices, Ola has not yet revealed it, however, it is expected to be launched at an affordable price, standing as a competitor to the likings of other brands in the electric two-wheeler space. The Ather 450X could be one of the strongest competitors towards the customer likings of the Ola electric scooter. The e-scooter from Ola could have similar acceleration levels as that of the Ather 450X. The Ather 450X can reach up to 60kmph in 6.5 seconds which is impressive, so a similar potential could be expected from ola's electric scooter.
Ola has stated that its under-seat storage capacity is the best in the segment and the vehicle could solve the problem of range anxiety as it provides a decent range capacity of 100km/charge. It has features such as twin-LED headlamps with DRL coupled with led turn indicators in the front. The images released by Ola showcases a single-side suspension setup in the front and a horizontally mounted mono-shock suspension in the rear. It also gets 12-inch alloy wheels and the instrument cluster shows all the basic necessary details.
Bhavish Aggarwal, the CEO of Ola Electric said, "Indias EV revolution is off to an explosive start. Huge thanks to the 100,000+ revolutionaries whove joined us and reserved their scooters. I am thrilled by the tremendous response from customers across India for our first electric vehicle. The unprecedented demand is a clear indicator of shifting consumer preferences to EVs."
The Ola electric scooter has indeed had an explosive start, the launch is soon expected to happen, so grab on to your seats as ola comes with a huge momentum in sales to shock the electric two-wheeler segment.
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