Ola S1, Ola S1 Pro electric scooter deliveries will start from December 15: CEO Bhavish Agarwal

The Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters are now set to start deliveries from December 15, as CEO Bhavish Agarwal tweeted over the weekend. The two scooters from the Indian ride aggregator service’s new venture have seen several delays in delivery ever since they were launched in August with a tentative October delivery date. The vanilla Ola S1 packs a 2.98kWh battery while the Ola S1 Pro packs a 3.97kWh battery. Both the electric two-wheelers of Ola make 8.5kW of peak power.

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal tweeted on Saturday that the deliveries of the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters will start from December 15. Aggarwal also shared some pictures, which show several Ola electric two-wheelers parked at Ola’s stock yard, ready for delivery. Ola had initially said that the deliveries of the electric scooter would start in October. Global chip shortage is being cited as the main reason behind the delay in delivery.

Ola S1, Ola S1 Pro price in India

The price of two electric scooters from Ola that was launched in August starts from Rs. 99,999 and Rs. 1,29,999 for the vanilla Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro respectively. However, these prices will vary based on FAME II and state-wise subsidy. They went on sale from September.

Ola S1, Ola S1 Pro Specifications

Ola’s India-made electric two-wheelers are offered in two variants and both get 8.5kW of peak power. The vanilla Ola S1 is powered by a 2.98kWh battery, with a top speed of 90kmph and a range of 121km. It gets two riding modes – Normal and Sports – and is claimed to accelerate to 40 kmph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds.

The Ola S1 Pro, on the other hand, gets a 3.97kWh battery via an “optional performance upgrade accessory” with a claimed top speed of 115kmph and a range of 181km. There are three riding modes – Normal, Sports and Hyper – and can do 0-40 kmph in 3 seconds.

The Ola Electric doesn’t get a physical key, but instead uses the paired smartphone as a proximity key. Essentially, when the said phone is nearby, the electric two-wheeler will automatically lock or unlock. The two-wheeler also gets a 7-inch touchscreen that runs on multiple microphones, AI speech recognition algorithm and MoveOS developed by Ola Electric. There are 110/70 R12 tyres at both the corners along with rear mono-shock suspension and front single fork suspension.