Ola Electric, the EV-manufacturing arm of cab aggregator Ola, on October 22, launched the S1 Air scooter at an introductory price of Rs 79,999.
The bookings have begun, and customers can place their orders by paying a token amount of Rs 999, the company said in a press briefing. The purchase window would open in February 2023, and deliveries would begin in April, it said
The introductory price is valid only till October 24, as part of the Diwali discount offer, after which it will be raised to Rs 84,999.
S1 Air is Ola’s third offer in the electric two-wheeler category. The company has launched Ola S1, priced at Rs 99,000, and the top-tier S1 Pro, which costs Rs 129,000.
S1 Air features a 2.5 kWh battery pack, which allows it to scale a range of 100 km and clock a top speed of 85 km an hour, the company said.
S1 Air is built on the S1 platform but is 25 kg lighter than S1 Pro, it said. The company said it comes with eco & sports mode, OTA updates, reverse mode, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation, side stand alert, music playback, and remote boot unlock.
The vehicle will be available in porcelain white, neo mint, coral glam, liquid silver, and jet black, among others.
The scooter would be rolled out in neighboring Nepal later this year, followed by a launch in Europe and Latin America in early 2023, the company said.”The end of the ice age is closer to being a reality than ever before. From 4,000 units a month before we entered into electric mobility, EVs now stand for 15 percent of the entire scooter segment. In Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune, are even higher at 40 percent of the new scooter sales. To truly end the era of ice vehicles, India’s EV revolution has to become a mass movement, and the S1 Air is a significant step in that direction,” Ola CEO and founder Bhavish Aggarwal said.