Ola Electric has updated its product portfolio with the launch of the new S1 variant. This new variant of the electric scooter will be the entry-level model in the company’s portfolio and it is available at Rs 79,999. With the arrival of the S1 Air, Ola’s electric scooter range now comprises three variants and here we explain all the variants in detail.
Design and Colours
The styling is identical on all three variants. Thus, the design includes a twin-pod LED headlight with ring-type DRL at the front, apron-mounted front turn indicators, and a curvy design. The base model, however, gets a different wheel design, a single-piece pillion grabrail, and a black finish to the lower part of the rear panel. The colour options differ based on the variant selected. The S1 Air and S1 are available in five colours while the Pro variant is listed in 11 paint options. Check out the complete list below:
Ola S1 Air and S1: Jet Black, Coral Glam, Liquid Silver, Porcelain White, and Neo Mint.
Ola S1 Pro: Porcelain White, Khaki, Neo Mint, Coral Glam, Jet Black, Marshmallow, Liquid Silver, Millennial Pink, Anthracite Grey, Midnight Blue, and Matte Black.
Battery and Range
The new Air variant gets the shortest range while the Pro version packs the longest range. The base version gets a 2.5kWh battery pack with an IDC range of 101km. Meanwhile, the S1 and S1 Pro pack 3kWh and 4kWH batteries with 141km and 181km of IDC range, respectively.
The base variant is powered by a 4.5kW hub-mounted motor that is claimed to achieve a 0-40kmph acceleration in 4.3 seconds and boasts a top speed of 90kmph. The S1 and the S1 Pro, on the other hand, get a 5.5kW mid-mounted electric motor. While the S1 is claimed to achieve 0-40kmph acceleration in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 95kmph, the top-spec S1 Pro can accelerate from 0-40kmph in 2.9 seconds and boasts a top speed of 116kmph. The Ride modes, too, differ on the model selected. The S1 Air and S1 get three ride modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport. The S1 Pro further benefits from an additional Hyper mode.
The braking hardware further distinguishes the new Air variant from the existing models. Unlike the S1 and the S1 Pro that pack disc brakes on both wheels, the Air variant gets drum units. The suspension setup, too, varies for the S1 Air version that uses telescopic front forks and a twin spring at the back to handle the shock absorption tasks. In comparison, the S1 and the S1 Pro use a single fork at the front and a mono-shock at the back.
The new S1 Air is the most affordable electric scooter from the manufacturer and it is available at Rs 79,999. The S1 and the S1 Pro, in comparison, are available at Rs 99,999 and Rs 1,39,999, respectively.
All prices are ex-showroom, Bengaluru