There is wonderful news for all the Electric Bike lovers. The renowned cab service Ola has announced the launch of their Electric Scooter on Thursday. Ola Electric started bookings for its electric bike on Thursday ahead of its launch in India and also said that the consumers can book or reserve their Ola Electric Scooter easily by paying the booking amount of Rs. 499.
Giving more details, the company also states that the consumers who book or reserve their electric scooter first on Ola Electric Website will get the delivery first. However, Ola said that it will disclose the specifications and price of the Electric Scooter in the next few days. The company also announced that the booking price of the electric scooter is completely refundable.
Ola also states that it signed a $100-million, debt financing statement with the Bank of Baroda to provide the fund to begin the initial phase of its electric two-wheeler vehicle factory in Tamil Nadu which will be the largest 2-wheeler vehicle factory in the world. They also state that this agreement is the biggest long-term debt financing agreement in the Indian electric vehicle industry. The Electric Vehicle factory by Ola is being built on a 500-acre area or site in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu.
At the end of the previous year, Ola said that it would capitalize or invest Rs. 2,400 crores in the initial phase of the Electric Vehicle factory. They also plan to export their electric bikes to Europe and Australia. The company also plans to set up 1 lakh charging stations in 400 Indian cities, which also comprises various Hyper Charging Stations, which will be set up in big metropolitan cities.
In the previous year, Ola Electric acquired the Amsterdam-based Etergo BV Electric Bikes and rebranded them as Ola Electric Bikes. The accession or acquisition of Etergo Electric Bike was aimed at further strengthening its engineering and design capabilities in the electric vehicle space.
Features of Ola Electric Scooter:
There are some initial reports available on the news. Based on the requirements of the customers, Ola will launch the electric scooter in three variants: S, S1, & S1 Pro. The first model will be a plain and simple electric bike with a 2kW Electric Motor. The maximum speed of this basic electric bike model will be around 45 kmph. The second model will be the medium variant with a 4kW Electric Motor. The maximum speed of this variant extends up to 70 kmph. The final model in this electric bike range will be the premium model with a 7kW Electric Motor. And, the maximum speed of this model is around 95 mph.
As per some leaked images, there will be black and pink models of the Ola Electric Scooter. But this is not confirmed by Ola yet.
Riding Range of the Scooter:
Ola states that their electric bikes have a maximum riding range of 240 kilometers, although, this range can be attained if the pace of the electric scooter is around 20 kmph. Practically speaking, the Ola Electic Scooters can attain a riding range of around 130 to 150 km in realistic conditions.
Ola Electric Scooter Charging Time:
Ola Electrical Scooters will take around two and a half hours to completely charge from zero if you charge the bike from a charging station. At the Hyper Charging Station, the batteries of the electric bike can be charged up to 50% in 18 minutes. When the bike is completely charged, the owner of the bike will instantly obtain a notification on the app.
You can also charge your Ola Electric Scooter at your home with a 5W wall adapter. It will take more time but will get the job done easily. This can be useful if you charge overnight or at the business/office premises. So, even if there is a lack of hyper charging stations, you can still ride with your scooter, provided you charge it at your home.
Other Specifications of the Scooter:
The electric scooter comprises a 7-inch touch screen display panel. The display panel will show essential information about the scooter like speed, distance traveled, etc along with the GPS Navigation. Apart from this, it also comes with a Keyless Ignition System as well as a ‘Find my Scooter’ feature through which you can easily find the scooter with the help of an app.
Price Range of the Ola Electric Scooter:
The Price Range of the Ola Electric Scooter is expected to be between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh but the actual price is not confirmed by Ola yet. I won’t be surprised if Ola comes out with a scooter at even 70-80k range. We need to wait and watch. At present time, Ola is only accepting the booking amount of Rs. 499 which is also refundable.
Ola Electric Scooter Launch Date:
As of now, the exact launch date of the Ola Electric Scooter is uncertain. This is due to the fact that their manufacturing plant is not fully ready yet, as of July 2021. The initial phase of their plant is nearing completion, though. We can expect them to start manufacturing the models from 2021 itself. But when they will ship, and how they will ship, is completely undisclosed by Ola. Let’s wait and see.
How to Book or Reserve Ola Electric Bike?
- First of all, visit the official website of Ola Electric.
- Now, click on the Reserve for Rs. 499 option on the website.
- Now, enter your mobile number and click on the Next option.
- A four-digit OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to your mobile number. Enter the OTP and again click on the Next option.
- Now, you’ve to pay the booking amount of Rs. 499. You can pay this amount through several payments methods like Debit Card, Credit Card, UPI, and net banking. You can also pay using OlaMoney Wallet & OlaMoney Postpaid.
- After the successful payment, you will be redirected to a new page that shows that you’re completely registered for the Ola Electric Scooter.
They haven’t revealed much about the launch date of the electric scooter, price, color variants, etc. But, they will give more updates very soon about the Ola Electric Scooter.
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