Ola Electric recently made a slew of updates to its electric scooter line-up. From new model launches to updates to the existing e-scooters, the Bengaluru-based brand introduced a lot of changes. Furthermore, it also launched the S1 Pro Gen 2, which is the flagship Ola scooter now. But how different is it from the first-generation model? Here, we will delve into the details to answer this question.
While the Ola S1 Pro Gen 1 and Gen 2 models look identical, there are subtle visual differences. The older S1 Pro has a central spine that runs throughout the floorboard, whereas the new model gets a flat unit. So, the latter offers more convenience in terms of space on the footboard. Then, Ola has also changed the Gen 1’s two-piece grab-rail to a single, tubular unit on the S1 Pro Gen 2. The underseat space for the predecessor is 36-litre as compared to the successor’s 34-litre unit.
One of the rather significant updates for the S1 Pro’s second generation has come in the form of new hardware. The older model rides on a front and rear monoshock setup, whereas the new trim gets twin telescopic front forks. Then, there’s a new conventional swingarm in place for the S1 Pro Gen 2. Its chassis has also been tweaked and now includes sheet metal.
Motor and Battery
Ola offers the S1 Pro Gen 1 with an 8.5kW (peak power) motor linked to a 4kWh battery. It offers 116kmph of top speed and a claimed max range of 170km in Eco mode. But, the new model gets an 11kw (peak power) motor and a 4kWh battery. It’s said to offer 120kmph of top speed and a 180km range. The S1 Pro Gen 1’s 0-40kmph time is 2.9 seconds but the Gen 2 takes 0.3 seconds less for the same.
The asking price for the Ola S1 Pro Gen 2 is Rs. 1,47,499. That’s Rs. 7,500 more than the S1 Pro Gen 1, which retails at Rs. 1,39,999 (both ex-showroom, Bengaluru).