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Ola Electric’s New Contender Takes on Honda Activa – Get the Full Scoop

Ola Electric recently announced the commencement of deliveries of its new Ola S1 X range with prices starting at Rs. 69,999, ex-showroom, for the entry level S1 X [2kWh] and Rs. 84,999 for the mid variant S1 X [3kWh]. The range topping Ola S1 X [4kWh] is priced at Rs. 99,999, ex-showroom. The three models help cover a wide gamut of user needs—from first-time EV buyers to those seeking a high-performance electric two-wheeler.

The range-topping Ola S1 X [4kWh]combination of price, performance and features makes it formidable contender, challenging the dominance of traditional petrol-powered scooters like the Honda Activa.

With its cutting-edge technology, impressive performance, and eco-friendly credentials, the Ola S1 X [4kWh] is poised to redefine the expectations of scooter enthusiasts and set new benchmarks in the segment.

Performance

One of the key areas where the Ola S1 X [4kWh] outshines the Honda Activa is in terms of performance. Ola S1 X’s hub motor propels the scooter to a top speed of 90 kmph, slightly higher than the Activa’s 85 kmph. It can race to 40 kmph in just 3.3 seconds beating not just most ICE scooters but quite a few ICE cars as well.

Moreover, the Ola S1 X offers three riding modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport – allowing riders to optimize performance based on their needs and preferences. Better still, the scooter comes with “cruise control” letting you ride without straining your wrists.

Powered by a high-capacity [4kWh] lithium-ion battery, the Ola S1 X delivers an impressive riding range of 190 km (IDC) on a single charge—slightly less than Honda Activa’s fuel-based range of 249.1 km but adequate given how scooters are used—average daily mileage for a scooter range between 26 km and 40 km.

Charging and Convenience

Another area where the Ola S1 X excels is in terms of charging convenience. The scooter can be fully charged in just 6.5 hours, making it ideal for overnight charging at home or office. The Ola S1 X eliminates the need for frequent visits to fuel stations, saving time and effort. The scooter’s advanced battery management system ensures optimal performance and longevity, with an impressive 8-year warranty on the battery.

Ola Electric’s New Contender Takes on Honda Activa – Get the Full Scoop

 

Features and Connectivity

The Ola S1 X [4kWh] is packed with a host of modern features and connectivity options that set it apart from the Honda Activa. While both scooters feature a digital instrument console, the Ola S1 X takes it a step further with a 10.9 cm display that offers access to various functions such as predictive maintenance. Apart from the S1 X range, Ola Electric also offers S1 Pro and S1 air electric scooters.

Ola Electric’s New Contender Takes on Honda Activa – Get the Full Scoop

 

 

Safety and Convenience

In terms of safety and convenience, the Ola S1 X [4kWh] offers a comprehensive package. The scooter comes equipped with CBS (Combined Braking System) for enhanced braking control and safety. The Ola S1 X also features LED headlights, brake/tail lights, and turn signals, ensuring excellent visibility in various riding conditions. The scooter’s reverse mode makes manoeuvring in tight spaces a breeze. Additionally, the Ola S1 X offers a spacious 34-liter under-seat storage, providing ample space for helmets and other essentials. While brimming with tech Ola S1 X also offers a traditional way to operate the scooter—yes, it now comes with a key which makes it easier for those who might prefer the analogue solution.

Eco-Friendliness and Cost Savings

One of the most compelling reasons to choose the Ola S1 X [4kWh] over the Honda Activa is its eco-friendly nature and potential for cost savings. As an electric scooter, the Ola S1 X  produces zero emissions, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment. The scooter’s low running costs, with no fuel expenses and minimal maintenance requirements, make it an economically viable option in the long run. The Ola S1 X’s ex-showroom price of Rs. 99,999 is marginally higher than the Honda Activa H-Smart Limited Edition’s price of Rs. 96,984, but the long-term savings on fuel and maintenance more than compensate for the initial cost difference.

Ola Electric’s New Contender Takes on Honda Activa – Get the Full Scoop

In a nutshell

The Ola S1 X [4kWh] could potentially be a game-changer in the Indian scooter market, offering what may be a compelling alternative to traditional petrol-powered scooters like the Honda Activa. With its superior performance, impressive range, advanced features, and eco-friendly credentials, the Ola S1X sets a new benchmark in the segment. Its convenience, connectivity, and cost savings make it an attractive proposition for modern scooter buyers who prioritize performance, technology, and environmental sustainability. As the electric scooter revolution gains momentum, the Ola S1 X [4kWh] is poised to lead the charge, redefining the way we commute and shaping the future of urban mobility.