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Ola electric car teased; multiple EV models, affordable electric scooter in works

Highlights

  • Ola has teased its first electric car
  • It will feature a large 70-80kWhr battery
  • Its production will start in 2023

Ola’s electric car is in the works, Ola Electric confirmed through its Ola Customer Day event, which was held on June 19 at the company’s Futurefactory that is located in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu. The multinational ride-sharing company entered the electric vehicle market last year with the announcement of the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro e-scooters.

Also Read: Ola S1, S1 Pro electric scooters launched in India: prices, availability, battery life, smart features and more

During the event, the company ran a teaser video of the Ola car to give a glimpse of its design. It appears that the company is working on multiple EV models. The production of its first electric car is expected to begin at the end of 2023.

Ola Electric car teaser

In the teaser video, the company seems to have teased up to three electric vehicles. One of them seems to be a sporty sedan with a coupe roofline. The other two appear to be electric SUV / coupe and hatchback, claims a report by Rushlane.

Ola Electric did not share any technical information about its upcoming electric cars. The company’s CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal, said that he will be confirming more details about its first electric car on August 15th, 2022. Aggarwal’s recent tweet carries an image (shown below) of blurred design mock-ups of its upcoming EV models. One of them is a blue-coloured sedan-like vehicle.

Ola Electric car may feature big battery for long range

Ola sedan teaser image

Ola’s sedan-like vehicle teased by Bhavish Aggarwal

Autocar India reported that the first car from the company will house a 70 to 80kWh battery for long-range performance. For reference, the Kia EV6 has a 77kWh battery that offers up to a 528km range. It carries a starting price of Rs 59.95 lakh. Considering that Ola’s electric car could house a larger battery, it may command a hefty price tag. The publication also claims that the production of the company’s first electric car will start by the end of 2023. This indicates that the car may hit the roads by 2024.

Ola’s affordable electric scooter in the works

According to a report by 91mobiles, the company is working on a sedan and an SUV for the Indian market. The report also claims that the company is also planning to launch an affordable electric scooter. It will come with a new chassis and cruise control functionality. The manufacturing of electric cars will begin after the company sets up its battery plant.

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