The Ola range of electric scooters has shot up in popularity ever since their launch. Featuring 3 models, the line-up of scooters is fast, efficient and quite head turning in terms of looks. The scooters in the lineup are the Ola S1 Air, Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro. Each model has its own USP and something different about it from the other models. So which model among the 3 is the best? Which one has the longest range, and which one is most efficient in terms of energy consumption? Read on and find out.
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Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro Electric Comparison
|Ola S1 Air
|TFT screen, smartphone connectivity, riding modes, reverse mode, side stand alert, OTA updates, music playback, remote boot lock/unlock, navigation, and predictive maintenance.
|proximity lock/unlock, remote boot lock, call alert, message alert, infotainment, side-stand alert, anti-theft alert, geo-fencing, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, onboard navigation, limp home mode, reverse mode, get-home mode, take-me-home lights, find my scooter, HMI moods with sound, electronic steering lock, HMI brightness adjuster, welcome screen, OTA updates, manual SOS, and predictive maintenance
|Ola S1 Pro
|hill hold system, cruise control, and voice assist
Ola S1 Air -Rs 84,999 is the starting price of this scooter in India. It is the most affordable electric scooter from Ola and sits below the standard model. The scooter is available for purchase in most metro cities in India.
Ola S1 – This scooter is available in the market starting from Rs 99,999. This is the mid-range scooter from the Ola stable and sits right above the Air model. This scooter too, is available for purchase in most metro cities in India.
Ola S1 Pro – This scooter is available in the market at a starting price of Rs 1,29,999 in India. The premium version of the S1 is the S1 Pro, making it the premium variant. In terms of specifications, this has the highest specs among all 3 of the scooters that Ola offers.
Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Design
Ola S1 Air – This variant looks identical to the other two. It has the same twin projector headlights, a single-piece seat, curvy body panels and mirrors. However, there’s one difference. This scooter gets a flat footboard which contributes to its usability by providing a little extra space. This scooter comes in 5 colours, namely Porcelain White, Coral Glam, Liquid Silver, Neo Mint, and Jet Black.
Ola S1 – With this scooter, you get a body-coloured front fender, curvy side panels, a sleek LED tail light, apron-mounted LED indicators, a compact twin-pod headlight with an LED DRL ring, and a split-style pillion grab rail. This scooter comes with 36 litres of under-seat storage which can accommodate two open-face helmets. You get this model in 5 colour options.
Ola S1 Pro – This scooter has apron mounted sleek LED indicators, split-style pillion grabrail, a twin-pod headlight in the front, a sleek LED tail light, a body-coloured front fender, curvy side panels and an external charging port situated in the back. This scooter comes in 10 colour options.
Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Performance
Ola S1 Air – This scooter can hit a top whack of 85 kmph. Ola has fitted the S1 Air with a hub-mounted motor, whose peak power is rated at 4.5kW with a battery capacity of 2.5kWh.
Ola S1 – The electric motor on this scooter is capable of a peak output of 8.5kW and a maximum torque of 58Nm. The battery capacity for this scooter is 2.98kW, and the vehicle can hit a top speed of 90 kmph.
Ola S1 Pro – The electric motor on this model delivers 8.5kW of maximum power with 58Nm of peak torque. However, this scooter hits a top whack of 115 kmph.
Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Range and Charging
Ola S1 Air – The Ola S1 Air has a riding range of just 101 km. Its max power is 4500 W, while charging the battery takes around 4.3 hours. This scooter can reach a top whack of 85 kmph.
Ola S1 -90 kmph is the top speed of the S1 model, faster than the S1 air, with a range of 121 km on a single charge. This battery generates around 5,500 W and takes around 5 hours to fully charge.
Ola S1 Pro – 115 kmph is the top speed and 135 km is the riding range. The battery generates 5500 W of power while getting fully charged in 6.30 hours.
1) Which one is better: Ola S1 or S1 Pro?
The Ola S1 Pro is the superior variant that has a range of around 14 km more than the S1 while having a top speed that is 25 kmph more than the S1. You also get more features in the S1 Pro than in the S1. The standard list of features for both models includes proximity lock/unlock, call alert, remote boot lock, message alert, side-stand alert, infotainment, anti-theft alert, Wi-Fi, geo-fencing, Bluetooth, GPS, limp home mode, on-board navigation, reverse mode, take-me-home lights, HMI moods with sound, get-home mode, find my scooter, HMI brightness adjuster, electronic steering lock, welcome screen, predictive maintenance, OTA updates and manual SOS. Further benefits in the Pro include cruise control, three ride modes (Normal, Hyper and Sport), voice assist, and hill hold system.
2) Are Ola S1 and S1 Pro the same?
No, both scooters are dramatically different. The S1 Pro has 5 more colour variants and further benefits like multiple riding modes, voice assist, hill-hold system and cruise control. The S1 Pro also has a higher top speed and a longer range than the S1.
3) Can I change Ola S1 to S1 Pro?
If you have purchased the Ola S1, you cannot simply walk into an Ola showroom and exchange it for an S1 Pro. You may need to sell your existing S1 and then purchase the S1 Pro.
4) Has Ola S1 failed?
On the contrary, the scooter has been quite successful in the market with many customers reporting satisfaction with their Ola S1 scooters.