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Ola S1 Air: 5 issues to know | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Ola S1 Air is the one sub-Rs 90,000 e-scooter to function a 7.0-inch TFT show.

Ola Electrical is gunning for the lots with its new entry-level scooter, the S1 Air. Priced at Rs 84,999 (ex-showroom, together with FAME II subsidy), the scooter undercuts rivals just like the TVS iQube and Hero Electrical Photon LP. Listed below are the highest 5 issues to know in regards to the Ola S1 Air.

1. Ola S1 Air: design just like S1, S1 Professional

The Ola S1 Air’s design is basically just like the S1 and S1 Professional electrical scooters. You’ll be able to see the identical bodywork on the least costly S1, however that’s the place the similarities finish. The bits that distinguish the S1 Air from its stablemates are the blacked-out aspect and tail sections, easy tubular seize rail and a flat floorboard, courtesy of the smaller battery pack. Even the single-piece seat is new and has a outstanding bulge within the rider’s space, which ought to supply extra assist. 

2. Ola S1 Air: loaded with options

The Ola S1 Air lotions the competitors within the sub-Rs 90,000 class, so far as options are involved. It’s the solely India-made electrical scooter to have a 7.0-inch touchscreen TFT show with Bluetooth connectivity. It runs the most recent Ola Transfer OS3 software program and has options like hill-hold, proximity unlocking , completely different rider profiles to eradicate passcode sharing, and even ‘moods’ that change the show’s themes. 

3. Ola S1 Air: suspension differs from S1, S1 Professional

The chassis is a significant space the place the Ola S1 Air distinguishes itself from its premium siblings. In contrast to the single-sided fork and monoshock setup on the S1 and S1 Professional, the S1 Air’s chassis is suspended by a standard telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers on the rear. It have to be recalled that there have been just a few cases reported on-line the place the single-sided fork on the S1 Professional has collapsed, supposedly on encountering dangerous potholes. Since dangerous roads are a commonality in India, the transfer to equip the S1 Air with telescopic fork might have been within the curiosity of constructing it extra rugged. In any case, the S1 Air is geared toward individuals residing not solely in metros, but additionally in tier 2 and tier Three cities, in addition to rural areas; and the state of roads in a few of these locations is much from motorable.  

The S1 Air rides on extra reasonably priced metal wheels and has drum brakes at each ends, not like the alloy wheels and disc brakes on the S1 and S1 Professional.

4. Ola S1 Air: has prime pace of 85kph

Within the curiosity of pricing the S1 Air competitively, Ola has opted for an easier, extra reasonably priced hub-mounted motor. It makes a peak energy of 4.5kW, giving it the power to achieve a claimed prime pace of 85kph. Extra importantly, the scooter can dash from 0-40kph in 4.3sec. As for modes, there are Eco, Regular and Sport, every altering the acceleration and prime pace of the scooter. There’s additionally reversing performance, a function frequent in most electrical scooters lately. 

5. Ola S1 Air: vary is just like rivals

The Ola S1 Air has a smaller battery than its siblings, at 2.5kWh, translating to a claimed vary of 101km in Eco mode; this vary is in the same ballpark because the competitors. As for charging time, Ola says it takes Four hours and 30 minutes to prime up the battery from Zero %.

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