Bhavish Aggarwal, the CEO of one of the biggest electric scooter brands in the country that is Ola Electric recently shared a picture of himself with a Zomato delivery partner sitting on his Ola electric scooter. The interesting part about this interaction was that the CEO also claimed that the Zomato delivery partner saved around Rs 1 lakh by driving his Ola EV scooter in just nine months.
Met Santosh at a traffic junction. Very enterprising guy! Owns 2 @OlaElectric scooters and has driven more than 50000 kms! Drives the second one when the first is on charging at our hyper charging station.
Has saved more than ₹1 lakh in just 9 months! pic.twitter.com/89OxmM2uy9
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) February 28, 2023
The CEO shared the picture on Twitter via his official handle and stated, “Met Santosh at a traffic junction. Very enterprising guy! Owns 2 @OlaElectric scooters and has driven more than 50000 kms! Drives the second one when the first is on charging at our hyper charging station. Has saved more than ₹1 lakh in just 9 months!”
As mentioned it was revealed by the Zomato rider to the CEO that he owns two Ola electric scooters and uses one scooter at a time when the other one is charging. The CEO emphasized that the Zomato delivery partner has driven more than 50,000 kms on both of his scooters.
If the claims are true than its an amazing feat because with these rising fuel costs it makes a ton of sense to buy electric two-wheelers to use in the city bound traffics. The cost of charging an electric two-wheeler is significantly lower than refueling ever so often.
Earlier in December of last year, the company also rolled out the MoveOS 3 update for its electric scooters. According to Ola Electric, the scooters received over 50 features with this update. And one of the major improvements included in the most recent software update was hypercharging. With only 15 minutes of charging, the technology will provide a 50 kilometre driving range claimed the company.
Additional features of the updated Ola electric scooters include hill assist and proximity unlock. Users can utilise the proximity unlock feature to unlock Ola electric scooters without using their keys. Customers can employ the “6th sense” capability to lock and unlock their scooters. The scooter, according to the company, will be able to unlock itself when it detects the presence of the owner nearby. Once the owner pulls away, the electric scooter will also lock itself.
Party mode is also one of the latest update’s major features. This mode appears to be based on Tesla’s dancing mode. It allows the Ola electric scooter’s lights to sync with the music the rider is listening to. This control will be available on the scooter as well as through the company’s own software.
Because of MoveOS 3, the Ola dashboard now also includes a call screen. Customers may use the capability to check who is calling them on their Ola scooter right away. Ola users will now be able to auto-reply while riding the scooter. The Ola S1 series will also gain features like Bolt and Vintage moods with MoveOS 3. This feature will allow users to select from a variety of instrument cluster themes and sounds. Currently, the Ola Electric range of scooters starts at Rs 99,999 and goes all the way up to Rs 1,39,999.