Ola Electric has revamped the variant lineup of the S1 electric scooter range, and the model now gets a low-range 2 kWh battery pack option.The smaller battery pack replaces the 2.5 kWh pack originally released with the S1 Air, priced at ¥84,999.Meanwhile, the S1 2 kWh variant is priced at ¥99,999 (all prices, ex-showroom).
The 2 kWh battery pack promises a range of 91 km (IDC) on a single charge on the Ola S1. That battery powers the same mid-drive electric motor that produces 8.5 kW (11.3 bhp) and a top speed of 90 kmph. The S1 also has a 3 kWh battery, a range of 141 km (IDC) and a top speed of 95 kmph.
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In comparison, the Ola S1 Air’s 4.5 kW (6 bhp) motor provides a range of 85 km (IDC) on a single charge. Top speed is 85 km/h. Customers who pre-booked the S1 Air 2.5 kWh battery pack will be automatically upgraded to a 3 kWh battery pack with a single range of 125 kilometers (IDC). The top-spec S1 Air has a 4 kWh battery with an IDC range of 165km.
Finally, the top-spec Ola S1 Pro will exclusively offer a 4 kWh battery pack and the same 8.5 kW motor. The company claims a range of 185 km (IDC) and a top speed of 116 km/h.
Ola Electric co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal said it received feedback from customers that the average daily commute was 20-30km. The need for a range of 130-140 km is “overkill” as the manufacturer expands its Supercharger network. That’s why a 2 kWh battery makes more sense. Note that the smaller battery pack and no monetary incentive for pricing remain the same for the entry model.
The purchase window for the Ola S1 Air 2 kWh opens today, while all S1 Air models are available for pre-order from today. Deliveries of the S1 Air will begin in July this year. Deliveries have been delayed by three months due to a retuned variant option, the company said.
First published date: Feb 9, 2023 at 14:32 PM CST