Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO of ride-hailing major Ola Cabs, has announced that the bookings of their first electric scooter has started in India for an initial amount of Rs 499.
Recently, Bhavish Aggarwal, the co-founder of Ola Cabs released videos of him riding the new electric scooter before its India launch. Ola Electric has been attracting good traction for their soon-to-be-launched electric scooter. The buzz is that the e-scooter is likely to have a range of around 150 km and will be able to charge from 0-50 per cent in about 18 minutes which would be enough for a 75 km range. The electric scooter is likely to be equipped with a non-removable, lithium-ion battery, which should take about six hours to charge completely from your home electric outlet. Apart from this, Ola Electric are aiming to set up charging stations in 100 cities within the first year of its operations. Performance is expected to be of industry standard, which should translate to a 0-45 km/h in under four seconds and a top speed of close to 80 km/h. These numbers should make the Ola Electric scooter a decent city ride.
Going by the videos and pictures floating online, the Ola Electric scooter will be offered in 10 vibrant colour options including matte black, matte pink, yellow, white, red, silver, grey and bright blue. Alloy wheels and front disc brake are part of the package too. The electric scooter will also boast of a fully-digital console, key-less start through your smartphone and the Ola Electric app, and ample under-seat storage which seems capable of accommodating two helmets (as seen in the videos).
Though the Indian two-wheeler landscape is dominated by models with internal combustion engines, there has been a growing interest by established conventional manufactures and several start-ups in the electric mobility space. Tapping on this growing demand, Ola Electric will launch their electric scooter in the coming months with an expected price of Rs 1 lakh, taking up the fight against established models like the Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube, and Ather 450X.