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    Ola Electric Scooter Delivery Time – Some Get It In Under 24 Hours

    Ola S1 Pro commits to guaranteed delivery in 14 Days, and in some instances does so within 24 hoursOla Electric Scooter. Image – Yogesh LabdeA few recent tweets point to customers receiving the Ola S1 Pro in under a week, while awaiting the OS update to match pace. To this end, the company has already made an announcement that a number of customers will get their MoveOS 2 Beta starting on June 1, 2022. This is as per company plans following the opening of its 3rd purchase window.Some deliveries were made as quickly as 5 days from payment. And some in under 24 hours. Since launch, Ola has streamlined bookings for S1 Pro through specified booking windows announced by the company. The most recent was announced for May 21, 2022. The company had done the same back in March 2022.Prompt booking and deliveryTo ensure a seamless process, prospective buyers first make a booking for 499 bucks. To confirm a purchase, a payment of 20k is to be made when the purchase window opens. For those who make a timely reservation, further details are elaborated in an email.The delivery process for Ola Electric is new, and could be one that works brilliantly.  Instead of waiting to set up brick and mortar stores in city after city, Ola is opting for doorstep deliveries. For those keen on a test drive, one can select a time slot at one of the test locations in a particular city. And now, with an email commitment of delivery in 14 days, that’s pretty much all it takes. As is evident, customers needn’t even wait for two weeks. Prompt booking, and optimized manufacturing to meet ongoing demand continues to help Ola tweak ops.Probably the first time in the world, that people have gotten their vehicles delivered in under 24 hours from payment, that too fully registered. We’re loving the customer reactions to #DeliveryInHyperMode ? pic.twitter.com/XM3EY1YXWQ— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) May 24, 2022Ola sales growthThis is more than necessary. The electric scooter manufacturer has set itself competitive goals. Foremost is its quest to be on top of the sales chart. Currently this doesn’t seem a difficult task. Quite simply, while the electric scooter is moving forward in leaps and bounds, total segment volumes are still low.Ola has in quick time reached atop the sales chart having done better than Hero Electric and Okinawa last month. All three companies, and a few others are currently under immense public scrutiny owing to reported fire incidents. Hero Electric announced zero dispatches for April 2022 owing to the ongoing global chips shortage.Electric scooter segment growthWith a range of concerns clawing at the industry, it’s clear that the electric scooter segment does have teething issues. Concurrently, improved sales and demand point to improved buyer interest. The number of electric two wheelers available today continues to increase. This in turn gives buyers a real choice.Confidence in the electric scooter is evident from the price points they are available at. A growing number of electric scooters are already available at a higher price point than high-selling petrol scooters. Total two-wheeler segment sales in India surpasses 10 lakhs easily, each month. And total electric scooter sales are soon expected to be a sizeable contributor.  More

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    Ola Maps In The Making – For S1 Pro, Upcoming Electric Car

    Currently, Ola uses mapping services by MapmyIndia for GPS, navigation and maps on the S1 Pro on the Move OS 2.0 firmwareImage – MasterMind TechOla has been in the news time and time again for various controversies. Amidst all controversies, the company has catapulted itself from struggling to get its products delivered, to becoming the largest electric scooter manufacturer in India by sales and volumes. Recently, the S1 Pro crossed the 200 km mark on a single charge.Ola has established itself as a major electric scooter manufacturer in India. Now, the company is working on improving its products and delivering all the features that were promised at launch with the Move OS 2.0 update.Ola Mapping ServicesEvery company that has an online presence, uses mapping services to position itself on the internet. But for automotive companies like Ola, mapping services are a lot more complicated than that. Ola has to integrate maps, GPS, features and custom attribute data in their applications.As of now, the company is using MapmyIndia as their current custom mapping service provider. Through MapmyIndia, they can host features like integrating charging stations, charging station operating status, service station status and experience places.Ola Electric ScooterMapping services take geological information systems (GIS) from GIS vendors to form the base map on which they add layers of mapping information, business information and other services. For the navigation system to work on the S1 Pro with Move OS 2.0, Ola has chosen MapmyIndia.The problem arises as MapmyIndia has a lot of clients other than Ola. According to industry insider Yogesh Brar, Ola is developing its own mapping services like the American company Tesla did. This way, Ola can have complete control over what exactly they want their navigation system to show. It also allows them to achieve their roadmap earlier and fulfill their vision just like they envisioned.Move OS 2.0Ola’s indigenous mapping services will not be incorporated into the upcoming Move OS 2.0 update. The update is likely to roll out to the public by the end of June. Move OS 2.0 is only expected to bring music playback, navigation, smartphone connectivity, a new Eco mode and keyless locking/unlocking via the connected phone. Cruise control feature will be added in a future update.Ola hasn’t confirmed if they’ll incorporate their in-house developed mapping services in their S1 and S1 Pro with a future update or will it debut with Ola’s next electric scooter or their upcoming electric car. For now, Ola is still using MapmyIndia as its mapping service provider. This enables the navigation systems on S1 Pro with Move OS 2.0 update.Source More

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    Ola Electric Scooter Price Increased By Rs 10k – 10 Free S1 Pro Offer

    Purchase window for Ola S1 Pro is now open – Prices have been increased by Rs 10,000 for all customersOla Electric ScooterDespite all flak received on social media, Ola Electric continues to generate huge volumes with its e-scooter offering. S1 Pro has become the highest-selling electric scooter in India recently.The Bengaluru-based startup has now commenced accepting fresh bookings for the electric scooter. Only S1 Pro is on offer. S1 is no longer listed, as its production has been stopped temporarily.Ola Electric Scooter Price IncreaseEarlier in March, Ola CEO had revealed that prices of the electric scooter will see an increase in the next purchase window. As expected, prices have increased. Before today, it was priced at Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, excluding FAME II subsidy). Now, it is priced at Rs 1.39 lakh, ex-sh.Interestingly, this price is getting applied to all customers, even those who pre-booked in Jan this year. This has not gone down well with existing customers and they are voicing their opinion on social media.Ola Electric Scooter Price Increase May 2022Free Ola Electric Scooter For 10 S1 Pro ownersIn other developments, Ola Electric will soon roll out an updated version of its operating system. The new MoveOS 2 comes with an OTA update that promises better navigation and also introduces new features. Features like new mobile connectivity, a new mobile app and a new ECO mode that increases the overall range of the scooter have been added to the package.Free Ola Electric Scooter OfferAs of now, a Beta version of the new software has been made available for select customers. The final version of the software is expected to be available to customers in the coming weeks. Ola also has to recall 1,440 e-scooters after multiple fire incidents and other mishaps were reported across the country.To promote the new software, Ola CEO had announced to gift a free S1 PRO Gerua colour to any owner who manages to get over 200 kms range on a single charge. This feat was achieved by Karthik. He was handed over his 2nd Ola scooter free at a ceremony recently.Free Ola Electric Scooter Offer WinnerSeeing this, many other owners of S1 PRO request Ola to extend the offer. Ola has now decided to offer 10 free S1 Pro Gerua electric scooters for the first 10 owners who cross 200 kms range. One owner has already crossed the previous high, and has been announced as a winner in this contest. Deliveries of the free Ola electric scooter will take place in June, at the FutureFactory.Test Rides & Other DetailsOla had organized test rides for prospective customers in five cities yesterday. The purchase arrangement will be kept intact and consumers who have reserved a slot by paying Rs 499 will get a chance to buy the scooter in the next purchase window. However, Ola Electric has not specified for how long the window will remain open.Buyers will have to make an advance payment of around Rs 20,000 while the rest of the payment will have to be made once the company sends the final invoice before delivery. We expect deliveries to commence soon while exact delivery timeline will vary on a first-come-first-serve basis.As we already know, Ola Electric follows a direct-to-consumer model instead of a conventional dealership template. Though this model has its benefits, it did face some logistic challenges such as delays in deliveries, registrations etc. However, as things move forward, the process should smoothen out in the near future. More

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    Free Ola Electric Scooter For S1 Pro Owner Who Got Range Of 202 Kms

    Ola S1 Pro is set to receive the much-awaited Move OS 2.0 which will give an Eco riding mode promising higher rangeFree Ola Electric Scooter For S1 Pro Owner – Who extracted over 200 kms on single chargeOla S1 Pro has been in the news quite regularly, more so than other electric scooters on sale in India. Most of the time due to its fault. But on the positive side, we have an S1 Pro user named Karthik who posted an interesting image of his scooter’s dashboard on Twitter on 16th of May.Karthik was one of the customers who recently received the Move OS 2.0 Beta-1 update for testing. This update unlocks certain features like a lock and unlocking feature via phone, music streaming, phone connectivity via Bluetooth, turn-by-turn navigation and a new riding mode called Eco mode. In Eco mode, the top speed will be capped at 45 kph and will yield a higher range.Ola S1 Pro – 202 Kms Range RecordIn the image shared by Karthik, his Ola S1 Pro scooter has covered an astonishing 202 km on a single charge. This is a commendable feat and is achieved with the new Eco riding mode.The image also shows the average speed maintained at 27 kph and top speed at 48 kph. At 202 km, battery is at 3%. The user also claims that the usage was 50% in traffic and the other 50% on the highway.Ola Electric Scooter Owner Gets 202 Kms RangeHe tagged Ola Electric and its CEO Bhavish Aggarwal on Twitter, showing off his achievement. Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal was quick to respond with a Tweet from his official account. In his tweet, he praised the S1 Pro user saying that he has broken records by getting over 200 km of range from a single charge.Gifting Free S1 ProHe also announced that Karthik was getting a new Gerua S1 Pro for free as promised by him in a recent event. Soon after, Ola CEO posted a photo of him gifting the new S1 PRO Gerua colour to Karthik. Interestingly, Karthik is seen wearing a t-shirt with the hashtag End ICE Age, when taking delivery of his free Ola electric scooter.Ola is encouraging its customers to achieve new feats of the Ola scooters with offers like a free S1 pro. This also goes to show that the new Move OS 2.0 update is unlocking new potential for the S1 Pro.Ola CEO gifts new electric scooter to S1 Pro owner who got 200+ rangeAt 3.97 kWh, Ola S1 Pro has the biggest battery pack among all mainstream mass-market electric scooters currently on sale in India. It gets an electric motor rated at 8.5 kW peak power which can take the electric scooter to speeds up to 115 kph.Ola is currently facing some slack for lack of reliability and some software bugs. Amidst these, Ola is set to push the Move OS 2.0 which will address most of the bugs and unlock new features at the same time. More

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    Ola Electric Scooter Owner Pours Petrol On His S1 PRO – Sets It On Fire

    One owner paraded his Ola electric scooter with donkey in Maharashtra – Other in Tamil Nadu poured petrol and set it on fireOla Electric Scooter S1 Pro set on fire by ownerOla entered the electric two-wheeler segment in India after acquiring a Netherlands-origin electric scooter company Etergo BV, which was founded in 2014, in 2020. The company’s AppScooter, on which the Ola S1 pro is based, was first revealed in 2018 and it won a number of awards at different events, including CES 2019 and Automotive Brand Contest, Germany.Ola S1 Pro has a claimed range of 181 kms and is fitted with a 3.97 kWh battery, which powers a ‘Hyperdrive’ motor that delivers output of 8.5kW and torque of 58 Nm. Top speed of the scooter is 115 kmph and 0-60 kmph is achieved in 5 seconds. The S1 Pro weighs 125 kg and rides on 110/70-R12 tyres.Ola Electric Scooter Set On Fire By OwnerA new incident has come to light, where owner of S1 Pro has set his electric scooter on fire. The video of the incident has now gone viral on social media. As per Sun News, the said owner of Ola electric scooter, Dr. Prithviraj was unhappy with the performance as well as range.Dr. Prithviraj got delivery about 3 months ago, and has been facing issues from the start. He had complained to Ola Electric about the same multiple times. Ola support did take a look at the scooter, and found no issues. He claims that the range is erratic. Today, his scooter stopped working after 44 kms. Angry with this, he set his scooter on fire by pouring petrol over it. The incident took place near Ambur bypass road, Tamil Nadu[embedded content][embedded content]Ola Electric Scooter RecallFollowing spate of incidents involving electric scooters of different manufacturers, which have caused death and injuries, Ola Electric have announced that they will recall 1,441 units of its S1 Pro electric scooters. These affected electric scooters will be in for proper check-up and fixing of any issue which surface.It all started when one of the Ola electric scooters caught fire, while it was parked in Pune last month. According to Ola Electric, preliminary investigation revealed that it was an isolated incident and not an inherent issue with the battery or other parts fitted to its scooters. However, the company added that investigation, focusing on the battery and heat management system, was ongoing to find how the scooter self-combusted.Experts to Examine ScootersOla Electric said that the recalled units are of the same batch as the above-mentioned scooter which caught fire and all of them will undergo a detailed diagnostics and health check. The company says it has hired services of experts in this field to find the reason behind the fire adding that once investigations are complete, the findings will be made public. Videos and pictures of Ola S1 Pro catching fire went viral on social media. This caused panic among owners. Embarrassing the company, which invested Rs 2,400 crore to set up a scooter manufacturing factory in Tamil Nadu in 2020.However, it is not only Ola Electric which has been hit by issues with electric scooters. Okinawa has recalled 3,215 units of its Praise Pro electric scooters to fix battery-related issues. Last week in Hyderabad, the battery of a Pure EV electric scooter exploded while it was being charged, resulting in the death of one person and injuries to two others. This led to Pure EV recalling 2,000 units of Etrance+ and EPluto 7G electric scooters to check their batteries and chargers. Following these incidents, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari warned electric vehicle manufacturers that if they don’t recall their vehicles and thoroughly check them, the companies will have to face the full force of law.Ola Electric Scooter Production To Increase FurtherCurrently, Ola is the No 2 electric scooter brand in India. First being Hero Electric. As per FADA date, in March 2022 alone, Ola delivered more than 9k electric scooters. Speaking to the media recently, Ola said that they are currently manufacturing about 800 electric scooters per day. Total production has already crossed the 50k mark.Production will be increasing to 2,000 scooters per day in a few months. Current production capacity is at 15 lakh units per year. At full capacity, production can be at 1 crore units per year. Due to the current scenario, shortage of parts – production is largely hindered. More

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    Ola Electric Scooter Production Crosses 50k In Record Time

    Ola Electric currently produces about 800 scooters per day – This will increase to 2,000 per day in a few monthsImage – Paresh PatilOla entered the electric two-wheeler segment in India after acquiring a Netherlands-origin electric scooter company Etergo BV, which was founded in 2014, in 2020. The company’s AppScooter, on which the Ola S1 pro is based, was first revealed in 2018 and it won a number of awards at different events, including CES 2019 and Automotive Brand Contest, Germany.Ola S1 Pro has a claimed range of 181 kms and is fitted with a 3.97 kWh battery, which powers a ‘Hyperdrive’ motor that delivers output of 8.5kW and torque of 58 Nm. Top speed of the scooter is 115 kmph and 0-60 kmph is achieved in 5 seconds. The S1 Pro weighs 125 kg and rides on 110/70-R12 tyres.Ola Electric Scooter Production To Increase FurtherCurrently, Ola is the No 2 electric scooter brand in India. First being Hero Electric. As per FADA date, in March 2022 alone, Ola delivered more than 9k electric scooters. Speaking to the media recently, Ola said that they are currently manufacturing about 800 electric scooters per day. Total production has already crossed the 50k mark.Production will be increasing to 2,000 scooters per day in a few months. Current production capacity is at 15 lakh units per year. At full capacity, production can be at 1 crore units per year. Due to the current scenario, shortage of parts – production is largely hindered.Ola vs Ather vs Chetak vs iQube – Electric Scooter Sales March 2022Ola Electric Scooter RecallFollowing spate of incidents involving electric scooters of different manufacturers, which have caused death and injuries, Ola Electric have announced that they will recall 1,441 units of its S1 Pro electric scooters. These affected electric scooters will be in for proper check-up and fixing of any issue which surface.It all started when one of the Ola electric scooters caught fire, while it was parked in Pune last month. According to Ola Electric, preliminary investigation revealed that it was an isolated incident and not an inherent issue with the battery or other parts fitted to its scooters. However, the company added that investigation, focusing on the battery and heat management system, was ongoing to find how the scooter self-combusted.Experts to Examine ScootersOla Electric said that the recalled units are of the same batch as the above-mentioned scooter which caught fire and all of them will undergo a detailed diagnostics and health check. The company says it has hired services of experts in this field to find the reason behind the fire adding that once investigations are complete, the findings will be made public. Videos and pictures of Ola S1 Pro catching fire went viral on social media. This caused panic among owners. Embarrassing the company, which invested Rs 2,400 crore to set up a scooter manufacturing factory in Tamil Nadu in 2020.However, it is not only Ola Electric which has been hit by issues with electric scooters. Okinawa has recalled 3,215 units of its Praise Pro electric scooters to fix battery-related issues. Last week in Hyderabad, the battery of a Pure EV electric scooter exploded while it was being charged, resulting in the death of one person and injuries to two others. This led to Pure EV recalling 2,000 units of Etrance+ and EPluto 7G electric scooters to check their batteries and chargers. Following these incidents, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari warned electric vehicle manufacturers that if they don’t recall their vehicles and thoroughly check them, the companies will have to face the full force of law.Source More

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    Ola S1 Vs Bajaj Chetak Vs Ather Electric Scooter – Hill Climb Test

    While Ola S1 Pro got the best 0-40 kmph kick down acceleration, it failed to reach top of the hill even in Sport modeElectric Scooter Hill Climb TestThere has been a raging ongoing debate about performance of electric scooters which are key to future mobility solutions. Many electric scooters have faced scrutiny regarding their battery management system which often fail to respond in tough conditions.While it is very true that EVs are very quick off the block, many e-scooters fail to keep up the performance in challenging terrains. The latest video from Asardar Reviews on YouTube is a clear example of battery-powered scooters not being able to perform up to the mark in certain cases.Electric Scooter Hill Climb TestIn this particular video, the vlogger has cited three well-known examples in the form of Ather 450, Bajaj Chetak and Ola S1 Pro. Here, all three electric scooters are tested separately on hilly terrain and their performance is scrutinised. The vlogger reveals that this test has been conducted specifically for people living around hilly areas who are planning on buying an electric scooter.All electric scooters seen here have been tested with a pillion sitting behind the rider, at least initially, giving a real-world simulation. The test starts with Bajaj Chetak since it’s the oldest of all three models seen in this video. The vlogger slots Chetak in Eco mode initially. It started off well with some promising performance and managed to make some sharp turns relatively easily.[embedded content][embedded content]After a couple of tricky hairpins, Chetak automatically switched to Sport mode when it realised that the scooter might need more power while climbing up. Here the scooter has clocked a top speed of around 45 kmph on its upwards journey with fair ease. Next up is Ather 450 which has been a revolutionary model in the electric mobility space.Ather Performs BestLike Chetak, Ather 450 gets multiple ride modes, however, unlike the former, ride modes on this one have to be manually toggled. In this case, as well, the vlogger started out in Eco mode and after a couple of hairpins it was realised that it loses momentum, especially with 2 people sitting on it. When slotted in Warp mode, Ather 450 is able to reach the top of the hill fairly easily while attaining an impressive top speed of 60 kmph.Ola S1 Pro DisappointsOla S1 Pro was kept last since, it is the latest offering in the two-wheeler EV space and claims the best performance, at least on paper. When started in Eco mode, S1 Pro offers the quickest 0-40 kmph acceleration. However, when it comes across its first hairpin, speed of the scooter drastically reduces until it comes to a complete halt. The scooter refuses to respond to throttle twists.It remained the same, even after the pillion disembarked. The Ola e-scooter started climbing uphill once switched to Sport mode, however, it once again came to a sudden stop when the AI in the scooter notified that the battery has heated and needs to be cooled. Vlogger had to push the scooter before reaching the top. More

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    Ola Electric Scooter Prices To Increase – New User Experiences With MoveOS 2.0

    In just a few months of starting deliveries, Ola Electric has entered the top 5 list of electric two-wheeler manufacturersOla Electric Scooter S1 PROWith plans to become the largest EV manufacturer in the country, Ola Electric has stepped up the gas in terms of boosting production, deliveries and new bookings. The company is now producing close to 1,000 scooters per day. By end of March, Ola is expected to rank No: 1 in terms of monthly sale volumes.Ola Electric Scooter Price Hike and MoveOS 2.0Ola electric scooter prices will be increased from tomorrow. Today is the last day when buyers can get the S1 PRO scooter for Rs 1.3 lakh. This was revealed by their CEO on social media. It is not clear as to what the new price is. But going by industry standards, expect a hike in the range of 3-5%.Aiming to enhance overall ride experience for users, Ola Electric will soon launch MoveOS 2.0. This will be available to users via an OTA update. MoveOS 2.0 will start rolling out to users from April end. Some of the new features include turn-by-turn navigation, location sharing with the scooter and locating a charging station nearby.Other updates will include a companion app, new Bluetooth-based functions and cruise control. The update will also cater to bug fixes and performance improvements. Hopefully, a number of issues reported by users will be resolved with this update.Ola Electric Scooter Price Increase SoonIn its current form, Ola electric scooters offer a range of advanced features. It includes digital key, ride modes, an interactive 7-inch touchscreen for instrument display and connectivity, reverse mode and regenerative braking. The scooter also has special software systems that actively monitor things like performance, range, temperature, etc. Users are notified whenever necessary.In terms of safety, Ola electric scooters have features such as geo fencing, time fence, side stand alert, tamper alert, speed limit and mode restriction. Users can remotely connect to their scooter via app and access a range of features. They can pair their smartphones to make calls, send messages and share location.Ola indigenous battery manufacturingMost manufacturers including Ola Electric currently rely on imported Li-ion battery cells for their EVs. This increases production cost and creates dependencies on overseas suppliers. As seen during Covid and even today, such dependencies create production delays.Ola Electric Scooter MoveOS 2.0To avoid such issues, Ola Electric is working to develop and manufacture its own Li-ion battery cells. This initiative is part of government’s production linked incentive scheme. Funds worth $2.4 billion have been allocated for this purpose.Ola Electric is among the bidders in PLI scheme. It will be targeting to create up to 50 gigawatt of storage capacity. Several other companies have applied to create battery storage capacity of around 130 gigawatts.  Other bidders for local battery manufacturing include Hyundai Global, Reliance Industries and Rajesh Exports.To make it work, Ola Electric has on-boarded Dr. Prabhakar Patil as a board member. Patil had earlier headed LG Chem Power and has progressive experience in developing batteries. LG Chem Power has been associated with some of the leading names in global EV space.Patil’s expertise will be crucial in helping Ola Electric to develop its own battery manufacturing hub in the country. Indigenously produced Li-ion battery cells will be used to power Ola’s upcoming two-wheelers as well as electric cars.  More