Ola E-Scooter Starts India’s Biggest Test Ride Activity At 1000 Cities; But Not Everyone Invited?

The next batch of cities that will see Ola Electric test rides starting come November 27!
The next batch of cities that will see Ola Electric test rides starting come November 27!

Ola Electric S1 scooter is grabbing headlines!

Ola has created a distinct logistics department to help with the direct purchase process, allowing potential consumers to submit documentation, financing applications, and other procedures online.

Ola will use a direct-to-consumer sales approach, which means the entire purchase process will take place between the manufacturer and the buyer, removing the need for Ola to establish a traditional dealership network, which would be a costly endeavour.

The deliveries too are scheduled to start this month.

As per the company, the response at the test rides event has been largely positive which has prompted it to now take the program across the country. “We are scaling test rides up rapidly in the coming weeks and will be covering over 1000 cities and towns across India to ensure every customer has access to test rides by mid December,” said Arun Sirdeshmukh, Chief Business Officer at Ola Electric. “This is the fastest national scale up of test rides ever and a revolution in automotive retail made possible by our direct to consumer model.”

Test Rides

“who have paid an advance for S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters” are eligible for the test ride!

For the time being, Ola Electric will only provide test rides of the S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters in four cities. Instead of November 1, the new date for purchasing its electric scooters is December 16.

Ola electric has issued a statement saying “Test rides starting in select cities from November 10, 2021, and will be rolled out across India in the next few weeks. Find nearest Ola Test ride Camp and book your slots now.”

Ola Electric has organised test rides at these places:

  • Delhi at Forum (WeWork) in Gurugram’s Cyber City.
  • Kolkata, South City Mall.
  • Himalaya Mall, Ahmedabad.
  • Bengaluru,Prestige Cube Laskar.

One has to carry certain documents along with them if they get the chance to do the test ride. The documents are:

  • Order ID of Ola Electric scooter’s booking
  • A valid driving licence
  • Helmet

The next batch of cities that will see Ola Electric test rides starting come November 27 are Surat, Thiruvananthapura, Kozhikode, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Bhubaneswar, Tiruppur, Jaipur and Nagpur.

Ola S1 And S1 Pro

Features

Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters were launched earlier this year. The Ola electric scooter will be available in two models: the Ola S1 and the more powerful Ola S1 Pro.

Also there will be large display screen with an Android-based OS, app control, speakers, USB point for charging etc. There are three ride modes – Normal, Sport and Hyper, instant acceleration, stable high-speed ride, among others.

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. 

According to the company, S1 variant cover 121 kms and S1 Pro assures 180 kms before needing a recharge.

Colour

Colour options are expected to include matte black, matte pink, sky blue, white and more.

Price

The Ola Series S e-scooter is predicted to have a range of more than 100 kilometres. The Ola S1 electric scooter has been priced at 1 lakh (ex-showroom), while the S1 Pro has been priced at 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom).

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