Ola Electric, India’s largest electric vehicles company, has today made a big push towards taking India closer to ending the era of petrol vehicles with the launch of all-new Ola S1 Air. Engineered to be a world class electric scooter, Ola’s latest expansion of its S1 portfolio will take India’s EV revolution to the masses.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Ola, said, “The End of ICE Age is closer to being a reality than ever before. From 4000 units a month before our entry into electric mobility, EVs now stand for 15% of the entire scooter segment, and in cities like Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune, is even higher at 40% of the new scooter sales! To truly end the era of ICE vehicles, India’s EV revolution has to become a mass movement, and the S1 Air is a significant step in that direction. With the introduction of the Ola S1 Air, we have transformed the everyday scooter from being merely functional, to a sophisticated and technologically advanced product with the latest MoveOS features. Our mission of ensuring all 2Ws in India are electric by 2025 is in sight!”
The new S1 Air is built on the S1 platform and retains the same cutting-edge design, but Ola has re-engineered the powertrain and battery pack. Powered by a 2.5KWh battery pack and a 4.5KW hub motor, the S1 Air weighs only 99 kgs, delivers a top-speed of 85Km/hr, goes from 0-40 in just 4.3 seconds. It also comes with an IDC range of 100Km in Eco mode, which makes it the perfect urban scooter. The new S1 Air gets a refreshing design twist, with a 2 tone body colour scheme. It is available in 5 colours – Coral Glam, Neo Mint, Porcelain White, Jet Black and Liquid Silver. With best in class technology, design and performance, and packed with the latest OS updates, the Ola S1 Air will come at an introductory price of INR 79,999 for everyone who reserves the scooter for INR 999 on or before Diwali i.e. October 24. 2022. The purchase window for the Ola S1 Air will open in February 2023, and deliveries are scheduled to commence from early April next year.
Ola has also announced its third major software upgrade within a year, MoveOS 3. The latest over-the-air upgrade adds more than 20 new features and comes with a bunch of improvements on performance. Some of the newly launched features in MoveOS 3 will include Proximity Unlock, Party Mode, Moods, and compatibility to Ola’s Hypercharger network. With Ola Hyperchargers, users will now be able to charge their scooters upto 50km in 15 minutes, at a charging speed of 3km per minute. In addition to these, the latest MoveOS 3 update will also introduce many more exciting features such as Hill Hold, Profiles and Vacation Mode amongst many others. Starting 25th Oct, MoveOS 3 beta version will be open to all Ola S1 owners for signups on the Ola website followed by a public roll out by December. You can watch the MoveOS feature videos here.