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Ola to launch another electric scooter on August 15: New variant of Ola S1 Pro?

Ola teases another scooter launch on August 15, could be a variant of the Ola S1 Pro. Here are all the details.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 09 2022, 15:19 IST
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Ola could launch a new variant of the Ola S1 electric scooter on August 15. (Representational Image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
Ola S1 Pro
Ola could launch a new variant of the Ola S1 electric scooter on August 15. (Representational Image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Ola is gearing up for another electric scooter launch this Independence Day. After the launch of the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro, the company has teased another electric scooter. While the name and details aren't revealed yet, Ola says this will be the greenest EV it has ever sold. The teaser video also shows a silhouette of what appears to be the Ola S1 scooter. Hence, it seems that the company could be releasing a new variant of the Ola S1 scooter. Will this be the rumoured cheaper variant of the Ola S1 that could have a starting price of less than Rs. 1 lakh? Nobody knows at the moment.

Nonetheless, if you are interested in catching up with all the latest updates from the launch event, you can catch the livestream, the link and time of which are yet to be shared. The August 15 launch event is also said to reveal the company's “BIG” future plans, according to Ola CEO Bhavesh Aggarwal.

Ola to launch new EV on August 15

Ola had previously teased an Ola electric car a couple of months ago. Many are suggesting that Ola could reveal its plans related to its first electric car, which is expected to reach the market in a few years.

At the moment, the focus seems to be on its electric scooters. The upcoming variant of Ola S1 scooter could most likely aim for a lower price tag, thereby making it more accessible for Indian consumers to own the EV. However, the lower price could also see Ola cutting down on a couple of smart feature that made the S1 Pro standout. The most obvious compromises can be expected in terms of battery range and lesser smart features.

For example, the Ola S1 with its lower price misses out on the Cruise Control, the Hyper Mode, and a lower overall range. Will Ola cut down on the onboard speakers, disc brakes, and LED headlights to cut down on the price? We will have to wait and see.

We had recently tested the Ola S1 Pro with the Move OS 2 update and we were able to see big improvements on the scooter. The scooter got navigation from MayMyIndia, got its speaker activated, a new companion app to lock and unlock the scooter, and the cruise control.

 

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First Published Date: 09 Aug, 15:18 IST
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