In a somewhat unplanned event of internet trolling the CEO of Ola Electric Bhavish Aggarwal was subjected to an unexpected reply from his Twitter followers. Aggarwal who is the chief of the riding-hailing firm Ola Cabs and its newest mobility venture Ola Electric recently asked his Twitter audience about what accessories they would like to have in Ola’s first electric scooter – the S1 and S1 pro. However, probably to his surprise, his followers gave him replies that he was not expecting!
What accessories would you like to have along with the Ola S1?
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) September 15, 2022
— Dhruva Pandey (@Dhruvapandey) September 15, 2022
Many of the followers of Aggarwal replied to his tweet that they would like to see a fire extinguisher as an accessory. This reply was a a bit unfair, as most of the reported electric scooter fires were of scooters of other brands. Although this was not the only hilarious reply that the company CEO received. Bhavish also received suggestions such as, “100% free coupon”, “An extra battery as gift will be good” and “An engine/battery which doesn’t catch fire..”
But moving on from the trolls, many followers did reply with some genuine and sensible accessories suggestions to the CEO. These included accessories such as personalized helmets, ladies footrests, centre stands, some type of protection guard and a sturdy grab handle that can be used to move the vehicle. Many people engaged with Ola chief’s tweet and he also replied to a few of the good suggestions.
Ola is also readying its electric car, which is expected to cost between Rs 40 and 50 lakhs. The company recently released a teaser, and said that it would achiece 0-1000 kmph in under 4 seconds, making it the sportiest car in India when it launches. Not for the aam aadmi, obviously!
In other Ola Electric scooter-related news, the S1 Pro edition of the company’s current electric scooter recently received a new colour scheme. On the occasion of Independence Day, a limited run of just 1947 pieces in the new Khakhi colour was released to the public. Additionally, this Holi, the company also debuted the limited-production Gerua paint scheme for the scooter.
Currently, the Ola S1 offers 141 kilometres of ARAI-certified range. Meanwhile, Ola claims 128 kilometres of ‘True Range’ in Eco mode while the claimed range drops to 101 Kms and 90 Kms in Normal and Sport modes. The Ola S1 does not get the Hyper mode that is offered exclusively on the more expensive S1 Pro. As for other changes, the Ola S1 gets a smaller battery pack of 3 kWh but enjoys the same peak power rating of 8.5 KW as the S1 Pro.
Meanwhile, the Ola S1 Pro is powered by an 8.5 kW electric motor, which produces 58 Nm of torque and gives a 0-60 km/h sprint time of 5 seconds. In the Hyper mode, the scooter is capable of reaching a top speed of 115 km/h. The scooter has a 3.97 kWh battery on board, which takes 6 hours and 30 minutes to get fully charged through a regular home supply. Maximum claimed range is a segment best 181 km. Recently Ola Electric relaunched the S1 electric scooter, and has priced it at Rs. 99,999, ex-showroom. On the other hand the Ola S1 Pro carries a sticker price of Rs 1.30 lakh.