Bengaluru-based ride-sharing firm Ola has registered an all-time high record of 1 lakh bookings within the first 24 hours of its opening. It has gained the tag of the “most pre-booked scooter in the world.”
The co-founder and CEO of the company, Bhavish Aggarwal stated, “I am thrilled by the tremendous response from customers across India for our first electric vehicle. The unprecedented demand is a clear indicator of shifting consumer preferences to EVs.”
The CEO continued saying that it was a “huge step forward” in their goal of transitioning the world to sustainable mobility. In addition, he thanked the consumers who had booked the scooter and welcomed them in the “EV revolution.”
Reportedly, to make the Ola Electric product largely accessible, the price of Ola Scooter will be set aggressively. The mobility company will disclose its first EV’s features and actual price in the upcoming days.
The Ola Scooter will get manufactured in India at the Ola Futurefactory in Tamil Nadu. The Futurefactory’s first phase is almost completed and will be operationalized soon. A total of 10 million vehicles annually will be produced by the year 2022, making it the world’s largest two-wheeler factory.
According to Rush Lane, the scooter has not been given a brand name publicly yet but the firm had filed three trademarks for three names known as Series S, S1 and S1 Pro.