After scooter, OLA wants to do an electric CAR! Tesla-rivalling design flaunted
The OLA Car concept has been revealed online by the company’s CEO. An all-futuristic design, no information on propulsion.
After scooter, OLA has just unveiled its idea of what its electric car could look like. OLA CEO Bhavesh Agarwal has shared the image of the electric car, along with the caption “Can you guys keep a secret?”. He does not reveal the name as well as other crucial details about this EV. The company had recently unveiled its two electric scooters in India to take on the 2-wheeler EV market.
The render shared by Agarwal looks more of a concept design that could mostly reach the floors of a motor show instead of the roads. It tries to ape the Tesla Cybertruck but instead of angular design, everything is curvy and flow. There are no door mirrors on this thing, which suggests the passengers could expect a camera-based rear view mirror system.
The “OLA car” is also a hatchback instead of a sedan or an SUV. OLA does not reveal further details about the car and there's no hint on when it could go on sale. However, Agarwal confirms that the electric car will be designed indigenously, with its planned Global Design Center in Bengaluru playing a key role.
OLA electric car teased
Currently, OLA has had a rocky start with its electric scooter. The OLA S1 and OLA S1 Pro are two EVs the company currently sells across the country. It goes up against Ather, which is another homegrown brand present in the electric scooter space since a long time.
The news of OLA jumping into the electric car segment comes at a time when Elon Musk led Tesla is planning to establish itself in India. Tesla has already established an Indian arm but there's no fixed date for the first cars to roll off the showroom.
In previous reports, CEO Elon Musk had said that it is working through a lot of challenges to bring its EVs in India. The company has been testing its cars as well as its Superchargers in the country. Tesla, however, has reportedly held back its arrival due to the high import taxes levied by the Indian government on EVs. The Tesla Model 3 could be the first car to hit the dealerships in India.
OLA, however, could compete in the affordable EV segment; a segment that is currently ruled by Tata Motors with its Nexon EV.