Amaan AhmedJuly 23, 2021 09:49:12 IST
Ola Electric may make a quiet scooter, but it produces all the right sounds in a commercial release. This brand new electric kickboard, which is expected to be named the Ola Series S, already attracts eyeballs and reservations before launch, and over one lake Potential buyers who drop Rs 499 book one. Earlier this week, we told you about Ola’s plans sell directly to buyers and deliver the scooter home; Now we have another important piece of information – the Ola electric kickboard range.
Ola Electric series S-scooter range: Real image up to 150 kilometers
Tech2 has learned that the actual range of the Ola Electric kickboard is up to 150 kilometers on a full charge. This is neatly combined with some of the information that came up before the introduction of the e-scooter.
Initially, Ola had hinted at its target area and found that the scooter could charge 50 percent in just 18 minutes along with itsHyperlaturistations, giving it a distance of up to 75 kilometers.
Recently, one of a series of spy images from the Ola Electric Kickboard gave us a clearer picture of a large digital screen that reveals a key image in the lower left corner – there are 122 kilometers of reported range left, the battery charge level is tied at 87. percent. The display also reveals a side stand disconnect function, a virtual switch to unlock the seat and use the storage space below it, and a signal bar in the lower right corner, indicating that the scooter is packing an e-SIM card for connectivity.
If only the missing 13 percent is added, it would mean that the actual range of the Ola Series S would be about 140 kilometers on a full charge. However, it’s worth remembering that the area varies by driving style (and driving modes), so it’s entirely possible that the scooter was driven with some pleasure before it was taken to the camera. Like most e-scooters, the Ola Series S is likely to have different driving modes that bring space-specific speed limits and different distance estimates.
The Ola Electric kickboard would therefore have most other scooters hitting in front of the area both in real conditions and during certification. Given that Ola’s actual range is likely to be up to 150 kilometers, its ARAI-certified range would still be higher and is expected to be around 180-190 kilometers. It’s also worth remembering that this chapter probably only applies to the more expensive, high-end version of the scooter, which is expected to be called the Ola S1 Pro. The lower model model – with a different battery configuration and a much smaller range – is also expected to offer cost-conscious buyers. Ola has not yet confirmed the final details of the battery itself.
The Ola Electric scooter has fixed batteries, not replaceable
There are still a large number of buyers who assume that the Ola Electric scooter has replaceable batteries because they were employed by Etergo Appscooter, which is the basis of the Ola Series S. However, this is not the case – the Ola Electric scooter has fixed batteries and is not replaceable. The reason for this is simple – setting up and maintaining a nationwide battery replacement network not only takes a lot of time, but it also consumes Ola’s resources very heavily, and a solution may not be possible towards the end Given the relatively high cost of ordering a replacement battery network.
In addition, many in EV space believe that rapid improvements in battery technology will make the change – which primarily seeks to completely eliminate charging times – a futile exercise for years to come. Instead, Ola Electric has fixed charging stations (including slow and fast charging points) in 100 cities in India at the time of the release of the S-Series, and will eventually cover more than 400 cities. Its decision to sell directly to buyers online also means that it can sell its e-scooters in virtually every city in India right from the start.
The Ola Electric series S-scooter also has the largest under-seat storage space in its class, which can hold two half-length helmets. It is available in a total of ten color options.
When it launches in the coming weeks, expect Ola Electric kickboard prices to range from 80,000 to 1 Rh.