Ola S1 Pro, Ather and Bajaj Chetak electric scooters in a hill climb test [Video]

The popularity of electric two wheelers has increased in India. There are several manufacturers entering the EV space with variety of products. Currently the most talked about electric scooter in the town is Ola S1 Pro. There are several videos of people sharing ownership experience of the electric scooter are available online but, here we have a very unique video where vlogger conducts hill climb test on Bajaj Chetak electric, Ather 450X and Ola S1 Pro electric scooter. How did the scooters perform, let’s find out.

The video has been uploaded by ASardar Reviews on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger mentions that he is doing this test to find out which scooter is good for people who live in mountain areas or areas with steep climbs. In this video, he also finds out which of these scooter performs better under such circumstances. He starts with the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter. Bajaj had launched the Chetak scooter in 2020 but, it is still a rare sight on our roads. The vlogger is riding the Chetak with a pillion. He slots the scooter in Eco mode and starts riding.

The scooter was performing well and soon he the scooter started climbing. There were couple of hairpin turn which is quite tricky as the scooter might not climb up, if it looses momentum especially with 2 people sitting on it. The vlogger managed to make the turn without any issues and he was surprised with Chetak’s performance. He then noticed a smart thing about the scooter. The rider had put the scooter in Eco mode when started the ride but, the scooter automatically shifted to Sport mode when it realised that the scooter might need more power while climbing up. Without any issues, vlogger reaches the top.

Next he sits on the Ather 450X. Just like in Chetak, he has his friend sitting as pillion on it. In Ather also, he started in Eco Mode. The scooter was performing well until the first turn. The scooter lost its power during the first turn and was not moving any further. Vlogger immediately put the scooter into Warp Mode and the scooter continued climbing the hilly road. It climbed the road without any problem just like Bajaj Chetak.

Ola S1 Pro, Ather and Bajaj Chetak electric scooters in a hill climb test [Video]

Next was the Ola S1 Pro’s turn. Just like the other two scooters, vlogger started riding the scooter in Eco Mode. He was riding along with his friend in the back seat. The scooter was performing better than the other two model until it came across the first hairpin turn. The Ola scooter’s speed started reducing and it came to a complete stop. vlogger tried twisting the throttle but, the scooter did not have enough power to climb up. He even tried after asking his friend to get down but, the results remained same.

He then switched to Sport mode and started climbing the road again. As riding the scooter for some distance, the Ola scooter gave notification that the electric motor was overheating and the scooter was automatically going to Eco Mode. The vlogger could not finish the climb as the scooter was responding in Eco Mode. Vlogger pushed the Ola scooter before reaching the top and said he was surprised with the performance of other two scooters and disappointed with Ola S1 Pro’s performance. He even said that he does not recommend the S1 Pro scooter to anyone who is living in such an area.

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)