Tech2 news teamJuly 17, 2021 1:59:29 pm
Ola Electric has announced that it received more than a lakh of reservations for its next electric scooter, rumored to be called the Ola Series S, within 24 hours of opening the order books. Reservations for the Ola electric scooter opened on July 15, with the fully refundable reservation amount set at Rs 499. The low reservation amount meant that many potential buyers logged into the Ola Electric website to reserve the scooter, briefly clogging the company’s online booking. portal and causing many not to be able to reserve the scooter.
So read: How to reserve the Ola electric scooter online: follow these six steps
Ola electric scooter specifications, variants, charging – what we know so far
The Ola electric scooter is expected to be available in three versions: Ola Series S, Ola S1 and high-end Ola S1 Pro. Color options are expected to include matte black, matte pink, matte sky blue, and more. Buyers will have the possibility to choose the color and variant of their Ola e-scooter at a later stage. Ola Electric has also revealed that the scooter can be charged using a standard 5A plug, or at one of its ‘Hypercharger’ charging stations, which will be operating in more than 100 cities at the moment and will eventually cover more than 400 cities.
Ola Electric has previously said that its electric scooter will have class-leading acceleration. It is not clear at this time which scooters Ola considers to be its rivals, but in perspective, the Ather 450X, which is currently the fastest accelerating e-scooter on sale in India, does 0-40 kph in 3.3 seconds and 0- 60 kph in 6.5 seconds. The lower spec Ather 450 Plus, on the other hand, can do 0-40km / h in 3.9 seconds and 0-60km / h in 8.29 seconds.
The Ola electric scooter also claims to have the largest under-seat storage in its category, with the ability to accommodate two half-face helmets. The certified range of the Ola electric scooter is expected to exceed 100 kilometers.
The Ola electric scooter is powered by 12-inch black alloy wheels. Its design is kept away from dramatic flourishes or complex surfaces, keeping a clean and simple appearance. The dual LED headlight is installed by a DRL ring and the skirt incorporates slim turn indicators. Ola’s electric scooter has a single-sided telescopic front suspension and horizontally mounted rear shock, as well as front and rear slotted disc brakes. The passenger footrests fold flush with the scooter’s body, and at the rear, the Ola electric scooter has a thick passenger grab handle and clear lens taillight.
While Ola hasn’t shared any more details at this time, your electric scooter will likely have a 7.0-inch TFT color screen with an Android operating system and with built-in navigation, on-board diagnostics, and other infotainment features.
Ola Electric’s future plans
Ola Electric began construction of its mega electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu in February. The plant, whose phase 1 is nearing completion, is billed as the world’s largest two-wheeler production facility, spread over a total of 500 acres of land. Ola Electric says it will have a total of 3,000 AI-powered robots at the facility.
As of July, Ola’s facilities have an annual production capacity of two million vehicles, and that number will increase to ten million vehicles by 2022. At that time, Ola Electric estimates that it will produce one new two-wheeler every two. seconds from ten production units. lines. Eventually, Ola Electric also aims to produce electric four-wheelers and will also export its products to other markets.