Ola Electric could face widespread repercussions in the web world for quality issues, safety concerns and the infamous Ola S1 Pro fire. However, when it comes to sales performance, the new electric vehicle maker has reached the second position in the Indian market in terms of sales volume. Ola Electric sold 9,127 units of the S1 Pro in March 2022, thus outperforming its direct rival, Ather Energy.
Ather Energy sold 2226 units of its 450X electric scooters, compared to 9,127 units of the Ola S1 Pro sold in March 2022. Ola Electric recorded a 134 percent increase in the month, as the company sold 3,907 units of the S1 Pro in February 2022. Ola Electric has now moved closer to Hero Electric, India’s number one electric two-wheeler company. Which sold 11,023 electric scooters in March 2022.
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Ola Electric’s enthusiastic response to the S1 Pro electric scooter is commendable, considering that legacy two-wheeler makers, TVS and Bajaj Auto, have yet to gain momentum in the electric mobility segment with their respective offers. While TVS has sold 2,267 units of its only electric offer, iQube electric scooters, Bajaj Auto posted less than just 827 units of Chetak electric scooters in March 2022.
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However, it should be noted that unlike TVS iQube and Bajaj Chetak which are only available in select cities, Ola S1 Pro can be found in any corner of India under Ola Electric’s direct-to-home delivery method. It is a first-in-industry ownership experience that does not involve any physical presence of dealer outlets for sales and services.
Launched in August 2021, the Ola S1 Pro is offered with an 8.5 kW electric motor and a 3.97 kWh non-removable lithium-ion battery. The S1 Pro’s 8.5 kW electric motor produces 58 Nm of peak torque output and can help the scooter reach a maximum speed of 115 km / h in hyper riding mode, one of the three riding modes the scooter has to offer. On the other hand, the 3.97 kWh battery of the scooter demands a maximum riding range of 181 km in eco mode and takes 6 hours 30 minutes to fully charge using the 750 W charger provided with the scooter. Ola S1 Pro sticker price is 1.30 lakh rupees.
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