Ola S1 Pro Electric Scooter in India’s first ride review

Ola Electric has opened bookings for their electric scooters and they will start delivering them from late October. We have not yet ridden the scooter yet. However, here is a video review of Ola’s S1 Pro electric scooter. The video is uploaded on YouTube by Pradeep on Wheels.

The vlogger in the video is riding a test mule of Ola’s electric scooter. He is riding the scooter in normal mode. The S1 gets Normal and Sport mode whereas the S1 Pro gets an additional Hyper mode. The vlogger says that the throttle response of the scooter is really good but feels laggy at first. The scooter’s battery was low, it was showing a riding range of only 29 km.

We can hear him say that the riding range was 95 km with 69 percent of battery and on a full battery, the scooter delivered 150 km of range. He seems to be enjoying the immediate torque delivery of the scooter. He also likes the brakes and the stability of the scooter. The seat is quite large and because it is a test mule, it is not fitted properly.

Ola S1 Pro Electric Scooter in India’s first ride review

The scooter automatically goes into parking mode as soon as you put down the side stand. There are two grab rails for the pillion and the charging port is located just above the LED tail lamp. The scooter gets a single-sided swingarm. The headlamp controls and turn indicator buttons are placed on the left side whereas on the right side you get the mode switcher and voice command button.

The scooter is comfortable and there are no ergonomic issues. The vlogger also says that the scooter is hitting 110 kmph easily. Ola itself is claiming 90 kmph top speed for the S1 and 115 kmph top speed for the S1 Pro. The display screen is large and easy to understand. However, because it was a test mule the screen was locked.

The suspension duties are done by a mono shocker in the front as well as at the rear. Overall, the vlogger is very impressed with the scooter and he says the scooter is made up of hard plastic and is of good quality. He thinks that the tyres of the scooter are a bit on the smaller side.


The S1 is priced at Rs. 99,999 and the S1 Pro is priced at Rs. 1.29 lakhs ex-showroom. These prices include the FAME II subsidies and exclude state subsidies. The S1 is powered by a 2.98 kWh battery whereas the S1 Pro gets a larger 3.97 kWh battery pack.

Ola S1 Pro Electric Scooter in India’s first ride review

The top speed of the S1 is 90 kmph and it has a riding range of 121 km. The S1 Pro has a top speed of 115 kmph and has a claimed riding range of 180 km. Both can charge up to 75 km of range in just 18 minutes using a fast charger. The home charger would take 4 hours and 48 minutes to charge the S1 whereas the S1 Pro takes 6 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge. The S1 Pro also comes with a Hill hold, cruise control and voice assistant. One other difference between both the scooters is the weight. The S1 weighs 121 kgs whereas the S1 Pro weighs 125 kgs because of the additional weight.