Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Ola, gave critical details about the electric scooter test rides and the much-anticipated delivery of the Ola e-scooter on Sunday. Bhavish also uploaded a video of experts performing feats on Ola’s electric scooter on Twitter.
“Having some fun with the scooter!” After uploading the video on Twitter, Ola CEO replied. Bhavish also gave an update on the test rides and delivery schedules, saying, “Test rides will commence next week, and first deliveries will follow shortly after.”
Having some fun with the scooter!
Test rides begin in the coming week and first deliveries begin soon after 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/9YVFHpLwZw
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) November 7, 2021
Ola has yet to announce a particular start date for scooter delivery. In September, Ola Electric launched the sale of its S1 electric scooter. The electric scooter, which is available in two models – Ola S1 and S1 Pro – is now only available through the Ola App and not the Ola website.
On August 15, the business revealed the Ola S1 electric scooter, which comes in two versions: S1 and S1 Pro, with prices starting at ₹99,999 and ₹1,29,999, respectively (ex-showroom including FAME II subsidy and excluding state subsidies). Ola Electric’s electric scooters went on pre-sale in July for ₹499, and the firm garnered 1 lakh orders in less than 24 hours. However, the corporation has not said how many orders it has received to date. In Tamil Nadu, Ola is constructing a 500-acre manufacturing facility.
In the first phase, the company indicated that it will start with a 10 lakh annual production capacity and subsequently expand up to a 20 lakh capacity based on market demand. Ola is claiming that once fully completed, the manufacturing unit will have a production capacity of one crore units per year or 15% of global two-wheeler production.