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Ola S1 Professional is now one in all India’s high 10 greatest promoting scooters | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

India’s most talked-about electrical scooter offered over 9,000 models in Might, managing to develop into the one e-scooter to characteristic among the many nation’s high 10 bestselling scooters.

Ola Electrical has registered 9,247 models of its S1 Professional electrical scooter in Might 2022, in response to the federal government’s VAHAN portal. Evaluating this to gross sales knowledge for the scooter business in the identical month from the Society of Indian Automotive Producers (SIAM), the S1 Professional ranks because the ninth bestselling scooter within the nation, and can also be the one e-scooter to characteristic on the listing of high 10 bestselling scooters in India.

It sits between the Hero Destini 125 (10,892 models) and the not too long ago launched Suzuki Avenis (8,922 models). It’s additionally value noting that the VAHAN portal incorporates knowledge for registrations, whereas SIAM incorporates wholesale numbers. Furthermore, the VAHAN portal doesn’t embody knowledge from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh, so the start-up’s gross sales figures are more likely to be greater than the aforementioned determine, implying it could possibly be nearer to eighth place on the gross sales chart.

Ola’s determine for Might is decrease than April’s 12,689 models that the corporate managed. Evaluating that to SIAM’s knowledge for April, the S1 Professional was the sixth bestselling scooter within the nation that month. Nonetheless, there are some caveats right here. The SIAM report doesn’t distinguish between gross sales for the Activa 6G and Activa 125, or the Jupiter 110 and Jupiter 125 fashions – each mannequin ranges are handled as one. In the event that they have been to be break up up into their respective fashions, it’s fairly seemingly that Ola would possibly slip down a few spots on the listing. However, that is nonetheless a formidable feat from Ola, contemplating that the corporate solely started delivering e-scooters in the direction of the tip of December 2021.

Whereas numbers don’t appear to be a difficulty for Ola in the intervening time, high quality management nonetheless appears to be an space of concern. We not too long ago acquired a more in-depth have a look at the corporate’s operation first-hand, via a tour of its manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu. You may learn all about our expertise right here.

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