Second purchase window for Ola S1, Ola S2 electric scooters postponed, to be available by mid-December

The demand for electric scooters has been growing significantly in India and the sale of Ola electric scooters in India has proved it. However, those buyers who are planning to buy the Ola electric scooter have to wait further as the scooters will be available for purchase on December 16. The earlier date for the second purchase window of the Ola electric scooters was November 1 (today).

Ola has however confirmed that the delivery of the Ola electric scooters to the existing customers will be made as per schedule. The company had issued a statement on Sunday (October 31) about this development. The decision of delaying the purchase window of Ola electric scooter was due to rise in demand for the S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters. The company said that, it would reach out to customers in the upcoming weeks in order to schedule the test ride.

We would like to acknowledge the buyers that the Ola electric scooter was launched on August 15. The sales for the Ola Electric Scooter was scheduled on September 8, however it got postponed to September 15.

The much hyped electric scooter is offered in two variants of S1 and S1 Pro. While the S1 is introduced at an attractive price of Rs 99,000 while the top spec S1 Pro is offered at Rs 1.29 lakh. Various state governments of India are offering different subsidies on the purchase of electric vehicles which will be applicable on OLA electric scooter too.

The scooter can be booked at an unbelievably low price of Rs 499. The amount can be refunded upon cancellation of the booking. Currently the OLA Electric Mobility is receiving order from around 1000 cities across India.

As OLA does not have dealer network in India, the company is adopting deliveries by a direct-to-home model. In order to book the OLA electric scooter users have to pay Rs 499 at the company official website ‘olaelectric.com’.

In terms of EMI, the S1 electric scooter is offered at Rs 2999/ month while the S1 Pro electric scooter is offered at Rs 3199/ month. For easy banking options the OLA Electric has ties with leading banks of the country like HDFC bank and ICICI bank. Some leading finance companies like TATA Capital and Kotak Mahindra Price are also associated with OLA. The other banks include Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, IDFC First Bank, IndusInd Bank, AU Small Finance Bank, Jana Small Finance Bank, and YES Bank.

However if you do not need financing, you can simply pay an advance of Rs 20,000 for OLA S1 or Rs 25,000 for OLA S1 Pro. The remaining amount can be paid when the company invoices the scooter to you.

According to OLA, the S1 and S1 Pro scooters will set new benchmarks in the two wheeler electric mobility. The Ola scooters have edge over its competitors in terms of acceleration, easy manoeuvring and large boot space.

The OLA S1 has a battery capacity of 2.98kWh with a top speed of 90km/hr. The S1 gives a total range of 121 kms and is offered in drive modes of normal and sports. On the other hand, the OLA S1 Pro has a battery capacity of 3.97kWh and has a range of 181km. The S1 Pro is offered in Normal, Sports and Hyper modes. Both the scooters can be fast charged to offer 75km in 18 min. the top speed of the scooter is 115kmph.

In terms of colours the Ola electric offers customers to select from a range of 10 colours which include gold, pink, black, blue, red, blue, yellow, silver, grey and white. The Ola Electric scooter offers a very practical feature for its users- the reverse mode, revealed the company. Additionally the scooter also gets a keyless start/ stop feature.

The Ola electric scooter will get tough competition from rivals like Ather 450X, Simple One, TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak in India.

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