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New OLA S1 Air leaked forward of launch, will get huge adjustments | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The underneath Rs 80,000 Ola Electrical is more likely to have sub 5kW motor.

Ola Electrical had lately introduced that it’s going to launch a sub-Rs 80,000, S1 electrical scooter and leaked data on the interweb that means it is going to be referred to as the S1 Air. The Ola S1 Air will function the brand new base variant and the corporate has made vital adjustments to the S1 electrical scooter to reach at a aggressive value level.

Ola S1 Air: What’s new? 

To start with, OLA appears to have made a majority of the adjustments to the chassis of the electrical scooter.  

Metal wheels versus the alloy items seen on the S1, S1 Professional.

What’s clearly seen is a standard telescopic fork as an alternative of the single-sided fork on the S1 and S1 Professional fashions. The double-sided swingarm and the non-flat mounted monoshock is one other huge distinction between the Ola S1 Air and its siblings. So as to preserve prices in verify, Ola has additionally swapped the alloy wheels with cheaper, metal wheels and changed the disc brake setup with drum brakes, each on the entrance and rear wheels. The tyres, nonetheless, appear to have the same sample to those on the premium fashions.

Ola S1 Air: battery and efficiency 

For the reason that Ola S1 Air is the brand new base mannequin the battery capability and motor efficiency could also be a lot decrease than the S1/S1 Professional.

Totally different rear shocks to the S1, S1 Professional on this extra inexpensive S1 Air.

The Ola S1 Air has ahub mounted motor which ought to be under the 5kW mark whereas the battery capability ought to be across the 2.5-3kWh mark. That will translate to an IDC vary of round 100km in Eco Mode. So far as high pace is worried, the S1 Air is predicted to get upto an indicated 90kph. The scooter can also be more likely to have three trip modes, every anticipated to change acceleration and high pace.

In our mega e-scooter comparability, the Ola S1 Professional has a 8.5kW motor and a 4kWh battery. We have examined the scooter throughout our mega EV comparability check and famous that its GPS verified high pace is 99.8kph (indicated pace 115kph).

Ola S1 Air: design and options 

The S1 Air’s design appears to be the identical as the remainder of the S1 fashions, save for a blacked out backside panel that extends from the aspect to the tail part of the scooter. 

The scooter additionally appears to have a special seat and tubular seize rail, which once more appears fairly standard. 

The massive change, nonetheless, is seen within the form of the floorboard that is flat and never banana formed as within the S1/S1 Professional. That is doubtless the impact of the house that was liberated with the inclusion of a smaller battery within the S1 Air. Therefore, those that needed a flat floorboard to ferry their luggage will admire the S1 Air’s skill to supply this comfort. 

Talking of, the scooter’s boot house is predicted to be roughly round 34-litres, which is considerably higher than the competitors. 

Similar TFT show as different S1 e-scooters.

One other function that it appears to share with the upper rung S1s is the 7-inch touchscreen show. It’s more likely to function Bluetooth connectivity, name notifications and navigation. That ought to make it the one scooter in its value bracket with such an infotainment display screen.

Ola S1 Air: Worth, availability and competitors

Ola is predicted to throw open bookings for the S1 Air at the moment and deliveries could start in a couple of weeks. As for the worth, count on it to take a seat near the Rs 80,000 (ex-showroom) mark. If Ola does handle to place it at this value, it is going to be priced practically on par with the bottom TVS iQube which currenlty prices Rs 99,130 after FAME II and state subsidy in Delhi.

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