Ola, the Indian cab-hailing “startup,” completed its EV transition in record time by setting up an EV factory and launching the S1 series of electric scooters. Now the company has announced a price hike for the Ola S1 Pro electric scooter for the next booking window.
This comes just days after Ola announced a new colour for the S1 scooter ahead of the Holi festival. The brand also opened bookings for new scooters on the 17th and 18th of March 2022. This is when buyers were also allowed to purchase a limited-run “Gerua” colour.
Ola S1 Pro Price In India Hiked
The Ola S1 Pro is currently retailing for a price of ₹1,29,999 across all leading cities and is being offered in 10 colour variants. The electric scooter comes with a true range of 135km, a 115kmph top speed, and a 0–40kmph time of just 3 seconds.
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The scooter can be booked through the Ola app when the brand rolls out the booking window. These windows vary quite a bit due to the high demand for the S1 Pro.
Ola Electric’s head, Bhavish Aggarwal, took to Twitter to announce the launch of the special Holi-inspired colour and added that “today is the last day to buy Ola S1 Pro at its introductory price of ₹1,29,999“.
This price hike is not new given the chip shortage and the falling rupee rate compared to the US dollar. Recently, Ather Energy, another popular electric scooter startup, announced a price hike for its entire portfolio.
MoveOS 2.0 For Ola S1 Pro
Early units of the Ola S1 Pro were plagued by multiple software issues, and to combat that, the company has announced the MoveOS 2.0. This update will add a layer of refinement to the overall experience as well as introduce some missing features like turn-by-turn navigation, nearest charging station information, location sharing, troubleshooting, and much more.
The update will be released for the Ola S1 Pro electric scooters by the end of April 2022. This is not just it. The brand will also be updating the companion smartphone app, which will now get the cruise controls and Bluetooth options, along with a host of performance upgrades.