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Ola S1 Air: Equally priced alternate options | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Ola S1 Air outclasses its electrical scooter competitors in relation to specs and options

The Ola S1 Air simply went on sale a number of days in the past and at Rs 84,999, it sits at a fairly aggressive worth level. The S1 Air is the brand new entry level into the world of Ola Electrical scooters, with the S1 and S1 Professional sitting above it, each by way of worth in addition to efficiency and vary. 

That mentioned, the S1 Air isn’t restricted to being a watered-down model of the premium S1s. In reality, the S1 Air boasts of options like a 7-inch touchscreen TFT, Bluetooth connectivity, proximity unlock and extra. Different highlights of the scooter embrace a hub-mounted motor with a peak energy of 4.5kW and a claimed 0-40kph time of 4.3s. The scooter can speed up to a prime velocity of 85kph. Its 2.5kWh battery takes 4.5 hours to prime up and gives a spread of 101km in Eco Mode. 

We check out what the Ola S1 Air’s equally priced friends provide. 

Hero Electrical Optima CX (Twin battery): Rs 85,190 

The Electrical Optima falls below Hero’s city-speed vary of electrical scooters, able to hitting a prime velocity of 45kph. The low-speed vary can go as much as 25kph solely. 

A fast take a look at the specs of the Optima reveals that the scooter is powered by a 1.2kW, hub-mounted motor. The battery capability is a contact above 1.5kWh and that interprets to a spread of 140km. The corporate says it takes 4-5 hours to completely cost the battery and in contrast to the Ola S1 Air, the Optima’s battery is detachable and will be hauled as much as your private home or workplace and charged utilizing a daily 3-pin electrical socket.  

As for the design of the scooter, it appears to be like fairly standard. The chassis, in the meantime, is suspended by a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. The scooter rides on 12-inch wheels, and braking duties are taken care of by drum brakes at both finish.

When it comes to options, the scooter has an LED headlight, a USB charging port to your telephone, cruise management and reverse mode. 

Okinawa Reward Professional: Rs 87,593

The Okinawa Reward Professional, just like the Hero Optima, can’t match as much as the S1 Air in relation to specs alone. The Reward Professional has a 2.7kW, hub-mounted motor that’s able to propelling the scooter to a prime velocity of 50kph. The motor is powered by a 2.08kWh lithium-ion battery and the corporate claims it might probably cowl 81km in Sports activities mode on a full cost. 

As is the case with the Ola S1 Air, the Okinawa additionally has a telescopic fork and twin shock absorber set-up. Nevertheless, it has disc brakes at both finish as an alternative of the drums on the Ola. 

When it comes to options, the scooter has a cell phone charging port and reverse/ahead park mode. 

TVS Jupiter 125: Rs 82,825-Rs 89,625

In case you aren’t bitten by the electrical scooter bug but and as an alternative want outdated ICE scooter, the TVS Jupiter 125 makes a powerful case for itself. Powering the scooter is a 124.8cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that makes a bit of over 8hp and 10.5Nm. It’s able to taking the scooter to an indicated prime velocity of 90kph (Vbox 80kph). 

Relating to options, it doesn’t have the flamboyant, TFT show that you simply see on the S1 Air and as an alternative makes do with a standard, digi-analogue instrument cluster. Nevertheless, just like the Hero and the Okinawa, it too has a USB port to cost your telephone. Different conveniences embrace a bag hook and a big, 33-litre boot that’s merely a litre smaller than the S1 Air’s trunk. 

As for the chassis, it’s suspended by a telescopic fork and a gas-charged monoshock with preload adjustment. The scooter rides on 12-inch wheels at each ends and is offered in both a drum brake set-up at each ends, or with a disc on the entrance and a drum on the rear.

The very best half is that not like the electrical scooters, you gained’t have to attend for hours to refuel the ICE scooter.

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