tech2 news staffJuly 2, 2021 5:14:06 PM IST
The long-awaited Ola scooter has collided on public roads for the first time. In a new video shared on Friday, Ola Electric gave a glimpse of its first e-scooter, which Ola’s founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal took to run. The video avoids handing over numbers, but the Ola electric kickboard improves other e-scooters on the market in several departments, including performance and practicality. Watch the full video below.
In the video, Ola says its electric kickboard has class-leading acceleration. It is currently unclear which scooters Ola considers to be competitors, but from the point of view, the Ather 450X – which is currently the fastest accelerating e-scooter in India – does 0-40 km / h in 3.3 seconds and 0-60 km / h in 6.5 seconds. On the other hand, the lower specific Ather 450 Plus can run 0-40 km / h in 3.9 seconds and 0-60 km / h in 8.29 seconds.
In a social media message, Aggarwal also said the Ola scooter is “incredibly fast and fun to drive.”
The video also states that the Ola electric kickboard has the largest storage space under the seat in its class. For this purpose, Aggarwal is seen placing two half-length helmets in the storage space of the Ola scooter in the video.
Ola-electric sports is matte black (more colors are said to be under development) and works with 12-inch black alloy wheels. Its design prevents dramatic flowering or complex surfaces, while maintaining a neat and straightforward appearance. The dual LED headlights are closed with a DRL ring, and the Apron includes thin flashes.
The Ola electric kickboard has a single-sided telescopic front suspension and a horizontally mounted rear shock absorber, as well as grooved front and rear disc brakes. The Cushion Footpegs fold evenly into the scooter’s body, and at the back, the Ola Electric Kickboard gets a thick post grapple and a clear lens Rear Light.
While Ola hasn’t shared more information at this point, its electric kickboard is likely to have a 7.0-inch TFT color display with an Android operating system and built-in navigation, internal diagnosis, and other Infotainment features.
In just 4 months, this place has changed from an acre of empty stone land to the world’s largest 2W plant. Ola Futurefactory Phase 1 is nearing completion! Scooters are coming soon! Great job from the team @OlaElectric pic.twitter.com/quwTIG9jPC
– Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) June 26, 2021
Ola Electric began construction of its mega-EV plant in Tamil Nadu in February. The plant – with Phase 1 nearing completion – will be billed for the world’s largest two-wheel production facility, spanning a total of 500 acres of land. Ola Electric says that the plant has a total of 3,000 robots using artificial intelligence.
As of July, the Ola plant will have an annual production capacity of two million vehicles by June 2021, and the number will rise to ten million vehicles by 2022. At that point, Ola Electric estimates that it will produce a new two-wheeled engine every two seconds out of ten production lines. Eventually, Ola Electric will also aim to produce electric quads and export its products to other markets as well.