Is Ola launching a new entry-level variant of the S1 e-scooter?

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Ola Electric has received an overwhelming response for its S1 scooter. The company has kept the starting price of this scooter at Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom). As per the reports, Ola is working on a more affordable variant of its electric 2-wheeler, and it may be launched soon.No information has been revealed about the bike’s design yet. Still, it is believed that some major updates can be done.

Changes can be made in the powertrain

The new entry-level variant of the S1 will likely launch with a smaller battery and a less powerful electric motor. Let us tell you that currently, the S1 gets a battery pack of 2.98kWh, while the S1 Pro has included a battery pack of 3.97kWh.Apart from this, these scooters offer a top speed of 115 kmph and a range of 181 kms. Also, they come with three riding modes – Normal, Sports and Hyper.

The new variant of the Ola electric scooter will take around five hours to charge at home. Its weight can be about 121 kg. According to reports, it will offer a range of 121 kms on a single full charge and is capable of a top speed of 90 km/h. The built-in speaker and a voice command feature can be removed from the scooter to reduce the price.

There will be no change in the design

The design of the new variant of the Ola electric scooter will be almost the same as the standard model of the scooter. Talking about the features of the current model of the scooter, it gets a simple design with an indicator-mounted front apron, smiley-faced twin-pod headlamps, flat seat and pillion grab rail. It has an all-LED lighting arrangement, a 7.0-inch touchscreen instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, and 12-inch alloy wheels.

What will be the price?

The price information of the new variant of the scooter has not been revealed, but the price will be lower than its current model.Currently, the Ola electric scooter is priced at Rs 99,999 (ex-showroom) for the S1 trim and Rs 1,29,999 (ex-showroom) for the S1 Pro.Also, it has been introduced in the market with ten colour options. The company has also started test driving the current model.