Ola Electric storms down the electric vehicle market and lays claim to a large share!
Over the last few months, Ola has released reservations for the revolutionary Ola S1 and S1 Pro and thousands of customers have confirmed they are interested in purchasing them. In light of their upcoming manufacturing plans, this reaction had been beyond their expectations.
Beyond just selling electric scooters, Ola is devoting a lot of time and resources that shall one day phase shift the evolution of EV’s in our country and the world at broad.
Ola Electric : An Indian Revolution, Made for the World
Climate change is happening, as is the need to counteract it. The true challenge is how we can reverse climate change while yet progressing as a nation.
The number of two-wheelers sold in India today accounts for approximately 80% of all automobiles sold on the market. However, only 12% of Indians own a two-wheeler. Every year, these vehicles burn more than 12,000 barrels of fuel and contribute to 40% of air pollution in the world. It is critical that we make the transition from gasoline to electric vehicles as soon as possible.
It is however important to keep in mind that a move of this magnitude requires global scale and quality production. With the help of the Ola Future factory, the world’s largest 2W factory, they have been working on just that, and today they are bringing it to market with the help of the factory. In a nutshell, it is a revolution on two wheels.
Introducing to the Freedom Edition Khaki Ola S1 Pro
It is not an exaggeration to state that the birth of India was the result of the unwavering efforts of thousands of revolutionaries 75 years ago. The revolutionaries who contributed to the independence of India, helped it discover its own voice and taught it how to stand on its own two feet. This is the only time that we have to claim our freedom, claim our Aazadi. Presenting the ‘Freedom Edition’ Khaki Ola S1 Pro.
As a salute to the year, we gained independence, this special edition is restricted to just 1947 units. Now, if you’re an outlier for all the best reasons, if you own your independence in every form and every day, the Khaki Ola S1 Pro is a salute to you!
Features of Ola Scooters that Stand Out
Best in Performance
With a range of 181 kilometres, acceleration of 0-40 kilometres per hour in 3.0 seconds, and a peak speed of 115 kilometres per hour, it is setting new industry standards. It boasts a battery capacity of 3.97kWh, which is more than 30% greater than the next closest EV, and the most powerful motor in the category, with 8.5 KW of peak output.
Class 1 Safety Features
Ola has implemented a number of safety features that are uncommon in the category of two-wheelers. The Ola S1 is equipped with an anti-theft emergency plan, geo-fencing, and a flame retardant, water and dust-resistant battery that prevents the device from being stolen. Furthermore, it is equipped with front and rear disc brakes, as well as a ‘Hill Hold’ mechanism that makes it possible to ride in traffic and handle inclines easily.
It comes with 110/70 R12 tyres, a mono shock suspension at the rear, and a one-piece fork suspension at the front, which all work together to provide better road grip and a more enjoyable riding experience. The bike is fitted with a cruise mode that makes riding easy and enjoyable, as well as a reverse option that makes parking and exiting tight spots a breeze.
The upfront cost of the Ola S1 is also one of the major problems that have impeded the expansion of the EV sector in India. With a price tag of Rs 99,999, the Ola S1 is a groundbreaking product. Prices in this listing are ex-showroom and include the FAME II subsidy as well as any state incentives, but they do not include the sales tax.
Highlights and Noteworthy Facts About the Company
Ola enters a PLI deal with the Ministry of Heavy Industries to manufacture indigenous battery cells.
As the only Indian EV company selected by the government for the production of advanced cells under its ambitious Rs 80,000 crore cell PLI plan, Ola Electric received the maximum capacity of 20 gigawatt hours for its bid in March. With the assistance of the ACC PLI plan, India will become self-sufficient in the EV value chain by localizing the most crucial components. Also, the company is looking for top cell R&D talent all over the world, and it is planning to hire 500 PhDs and Engineers in the coming weeks.
It is the first time that Ola has introduced an indigenously manufactured lithium-ion battery in India.
It is the cell that is at the heart of the EV revolution. Currently, Ola is in the process of building the most sophisticated cell research facility in the world, which will allow us to expand and develop more quickly, as well as manufacture some of the most advanced and affordable EV goods in the market today. With Ola’s future Gigafactory scheduled to open in 2023, Ola will be able to manufacture its cell in mass quantities.
Ahead of the onset of the new year, Ola is taking the opportunity to unveil a new initiative called ‘Mission Electric,’ which commits to no petrol two-wheelers being sold in India after 2025. In fact, this is a goal that has been presented to industry and customers alike to reject fuel in favor of all-electric vehicles.
The time has come for India to lead the way in electrification and develop future technologies that will benefit the entire world!
The road ahead is not going to be easy, but we can and must work together to overcome this obstacle. There is no doubt that the climate requires it, the world desires it, and the country is well deserving of it.