Bajaj Chetak EV and Ola S1 Pro try to climb a very steep hill [Video]

Electric two-wheelers have captured the attention of many people in the country. Over the past couple of years, numerous manufacturers have introduced new electric vehicles to the market, signifying the future of mobility. Notable brands like Ola and Ather have gained immense popularity in this segment, while mainstream two-wheeler manufacturers like TVS and Bajaj have also entered the space. In this video, uploaded by the YouTube channel “Under the Stars***,” we witness a hill climb test between the Ola S1 Pro and the Bajaj Chetak EV.

The vlogger, who borrowed a Bajaj Chetak EV from one of his subscribers, takes part in the test. Accompanying him is an individual who purchased an Ola S1 Pro a month ago. The owner of the Ola S1 Pro has already ridden over 1,000 km on the scooter.

For the test, the vlogger chooses a narrow road with a steep climb, as it presents a challenging terrain. The Ola S1 Pro is the first to tackle the uphill climb. The test is divided into two parts. In the first part, both the vlogger and the Ola S1 Pro rider mount the scooter and begin their ascent. The Ola S1 Pro is set to Sports mode for this section.

The scooter effortlessly conquers the hill without any issues, even with a combined weight of approximately 125 kg for the rider and pillion. The first part of the test is completed successfully. Moving on to the next part, the vlogger requests the owner to ride the scooter uphill, stop midway, and then resume riding. The scooter is set to Normal mode, and it manages to climb up to a certain point. Beyond that, the rider has to engage Hyper mode. The scooter slowly progresses until it reaches the desired position.

Bajaj Chetak EV and Ola S1 Pro try to climb a very steep hill [Video]
Ola S1 Pro vs Bajaj Chetak EV

Once the rider parks the scooter, the vlogger instructs him to resume riding. Surprisingly, the electric motor of the Ola S1 Pro fails to respond. The scooter starts rolling back, and eventually, the owner receives a notification on the screen stating that the vehicle requires time to cool down before it can proceed. The owner expresses disappointment with the performance, and his frustration is evident.

After a 5-minute interval, the scooter starts responding again, and the rider brings it back to the base. Following this, the vlogger switches to the Chetak EV. With low expectations for the Chetak EV, he embarks on the first round of the test. To his surprise, the Chetak EV performs admirably, effortlessly ascending the hill. The vlogger notes that unlike the Ola S1 Pro, the Chetak EV lacks a button to switch ride modes; instead, it automatically adjusts to sport mode based on the required load.

In the subsequent round, the vlogger rides the Chetak EV uphill and halts at the same point where the Ola S1 Pro had stopped. Coming to a complete stop, he then attempts to resume riding. Unlike the Ola S1 Pro, the Chetak EV smoothly moves forward and successfully climbs the hill. The vlogger expresses great satisfaction with the Chetak EV’s performance, exceeding his initial expectations.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)