tech2 News StaffJul 22, 2021 11:42:40 IST
Ola Electric has shed light on the colour options that will be offered with its first e-scooter, rumoured to be named the Ola Series S. Having previously showcased its maiden offering in matte black, Ola has now revealed the full colour palette for the Series S e-scooter, which is easily the most diverse set of paint options available for any electric two-wheeler currently on sale in India. This follows Ola’s announcement of garnering one lakh bookings for the e-scooter within 24 hours of reservations being opened.
In a tweet published early on 22 July, Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal shared a video previewing eight of the ten colour options that will be available with the Ola Series S e-scooter.
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) July 22, 2021
The eight shades for the Ola Series S e-scooter confirmed in this video include three pastel colours (red, yellow and sky blue), three matte paint options (black, satin blue and grey) and two metallic paint options (pink and white). Shades missing from this video are gold and silver, both of which will likely only be revealed at the time of launch.
The Ola electric scooter is expected to be available in Ola S1 and range-topping Ola S1 Pro variants. Ola Electric has also revealed the scooter can be charged using a standard 5A socket, or at one of its ‘Hypercharger’ charging stations, which are going live in over 100 cities at this time and will eventually cover over 400 cities. Interestingly, Ola has opted to not go for a traditional dealership network, but will instead directly sell the e-scooter to buyers and deliver it to their doorstep.
Ola Electric has previously said its electric scooter will have class-leading acceleration. It’s unclear at this time which scooters Ola considers to be its rivals, but for perspective, the Ather 450X – which is currently the quickest-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 0-40 kph in 3.9 seconds and 0-60 kph in 8.29 seconds.
The Ola Electric Series S e-scooter also claims to have the largest under-seat storage in its category, with the ability to accommodate two half-face helmets. Range of the Ola Series S e-scooter is expected to be in excess of 100 kilometres.
When it is launched in the coming days, the Ola Electric scooter is expected to be price in the range of Rs 80,000 – Rs 1.1 lakh.