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Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs Ola S1 Pro Detailed Comparison: Price, Battery, Range, Speed

Comparison and differences between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, and Ola S1 pro electric scooters

Ola S1 Air was launched at a mass-market affordable price of Rs 84,999, compared to the other models from the S1 series. Here’s a detailed features & specs based Ola S1 Air comparison with its pricy siblings – Ola S1 and S1 Pro

  • Ola S1 Air takes around 4 hours to charge, compared to the 6.5 hours of charging time of the S1 pro variant 
  • Ola S1 Air weighs around 99 kg whereas Ola S1 Pro weighs 125 kg

Recently launched Ola S1 Air at Rs 84,999, is the most affordable electric scooter model from the S1 series. Ola S1 Air was launched to be on par with the currently plying mass-market electric scooters from other brands.

Post the launch, Citizens are curious to know the underlying differences between the three models in the S1 series. 

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Ola S1 Air: Price, Range, Battery- Detailed Review

Here we will discuss how Ola S1 Air, differs from other pricy models- Ola S1 & S1 Pro in a feature and specs-wise comparison.

Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Battery, Charging Time, Range

Ola S1 Air comes with a smaller lithium-ion battery pack of 2.5kWh, which takes 4.5hrs to fully charged, using a Level1 AC charger. The company claimed Ola S1 Air offers a range of 101 km on a single charge.  

Specification comparison between Comparison and differences between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, and Ola S1 pro electric scooters
Specification comparison between Comparison and differences between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, and Ola S1 pro electric scooters

On the other hand, the Ola S1 Air siblings, Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro have 3kWh and a larger 4kWh of lithium-ion battery pack, that offers a range of 141km and 181km respectively on a single charge. The Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro takes 5 hrs and 6.5 hrs to fully charged respectively, using Level1 AC Charger.

ScooterBattery packCharging TimeRange
Ola S1 Air2.5kW4.5 hr101 km
Ola S13kW5 hr141 km
Ola S1 Pro4kW6.5 hr181 km
Specification comparison between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, and Ola S1 Air

Ola S1 Air vs S1 and S1 Pro: Motor, Peak Power, and Top Speed.

In terms of motor power, the new Ola S1 Air gets a smaller electric motor of 4.5kW compared to the 8.5kW motor of Ola S1 and S1 Pro. The Ola S1 Air offers a top speed of 85kmph (6bhp), while Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro have different top speeds of 95kmph and 116kmph.  

Features and specification comparison of all Ola electric scooters
Features and specification comparison between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters

Ola electric S1 air generates optimum power of 6bhp, while its pricy siblings offer 11.3bhp power. Electric vehicles in India are required to have a higher power offering considering the road conditions and varied regions.

ScooterElectric MotorPeak PowerTop Speed
Ola S1 Air4.5 kW6 bhp85 kmph
Ola S18.5 kW11.3 bhp95 kmph
Ola S1 Pro8.5 kW11.3 bhp116 kmph
Comparison between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, Ola S1 Pro: Power, Motor, Top Speed

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Riding Modes and Colour Variants.

Ola S1 Air and Ola S1 have Eco, Normal, and Sports riding modes. While the Ola S1 Pro has all modes with an additional Hyper Mode.  

The new Ola S1 Air is available in five different colors variant for the Indian EV market – Jet Black, Coral Glam, Liquid Silver, Porcelain white, and Neo Mint. 

Color variants of Ola electric scooter models
Color variants of Ola electric scooter models

While the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro are available in fourteen and eleven different color variants. 

ScooterRiding Modes
Ola S1 Air Eco, Normal, Sports
Ola S1 Eco, Normal, Sports, Hyper
Ola S1 Pro Eco, Normal, Sports, Hyper
Comparison between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, Ola S1 Pro: Riding Modes

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Design and Features.

Ola electric scooters are high in style and features. Ola S1 Air gets a dual telescopic front, while both the Ola S1 and S1 Pro have a single-sided front. All the Ola electric scooters have got 7-inch TFT touchscreen with MoveOS 3.0 connectivity. However, the cruise control feature is available only for the Ola S1 Pro.  

Feature comparison between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, Ola S1 Pro electric scooter
Feature comparison between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, Ola S1 Pro electric scooter

Design-wise, the exterior of Ola S1 Air is almost similar to the S1 series model. Additionally, Ola S1 Air gets a rear twin suspension, drum breaks on both front and back, and dual shock absorbers at the rear, meanwhile Ola S1 and S1 Pro have disc brakes, and a single shock absorber. 

The Ola electric S1 Air has got flat board floor which is good for holding bags and lightweight luggage, whereas S1 and S1 Pro have banana board floors.  Ola S1 Air features a steel wheel design with a single rear grab handle, and dual skin tone, and gets a black finish at the lower part of the rear panel, meanwhile Ola S1 and S1 Pro come with a single skin tone, alloy wheels, and wide tires.

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro: Price

In terms of price, Ola S1 Air is the cheapest e-scooter of one of the most popular electric vehicle brands in India. Ola S1 Air is priced at Rs. 84,999, compared to its other siblings Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro priced at Rs.99,999 and Rs.1.4 lakh, respectively.

ModelPrice(ex-showroom)
Ola S1 AirRs.84,999
Ola S1   Rs.99,999
Ola S1 ProRs. 1.40 lakh
Price comparison between Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, and Ola S1 Pro

This Ola electric scooter competes with its rival electric scooters like Arther 450X, Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube, Honda Electric Photon, etc. 

There is a constant push from the government for a shift towards green mobility. Transportation being the fundamental requirement of modern life, GOI has taken first preference towards the shift to electric vehicles. Growth of EV In India is significantly aided by the sales and awareness by the 2W segment.

FAQ

Do Ola electric S1 and S1 Pro scooters require a driving license?

Yes, According to a recent notification from the transport ministry riding and driving EVs requires a valid driver’s license.

What is the battery life of Ola electric scooters?

The lifecycle of batteries present in Ola electric scooters is 7-8 years, depending upon the charging-discharging cycles.

Does Ola S1 have a removable battery?

No, The Ola S1 series models have a fixed battery.

What is the subsidy for Ola electric scooters?

The FAME II subsidy amount for the Ola electric scooter would be a minimum of- (i) 40% of the ex-showroom price and (ii) INR 15,000 per kWh of battery capacity.

When will ola electric scooter booking start?

Ola electric scooter bookings are likely to start from April 2023, and deliveries to start from March 2023.

When will the Ola electric car launch?

Ola is likely to launch the ola electric car by the end of 2025. Ola’s CEO mentioned about the prototype to be launched by the end of 2022.

 

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