On Sunday morning, Mahindra Group’s Chairman Anand Mahindra lauded Ola Electric and its CEO Bhavish Aggarwal on the microblogging site Twitter for its first EV (Electric Vehicle) after the company registered a record-breaking booking response from consumers.
No matter how this scooter ultimately fares, it is exciting to see courage & risk-taking being rewarded. The more entrepreneurs that follow the lead of @bhash & show no fear of failure, the more robust Indian innovation will become… https://t.co/zFvscsWREq
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 18, 2021
Aggarwal replied to the billionaire’s tweet thanking him for the encouragement.
Thanks a lot @anandmahindra for your encouragement! 🙂🙏🏼
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) July 18, 2021
On July 17, Ola had announced that the bookings for its electric scooter had crossed the mark of 1 lakh only within 24 hours of its opening, making it the most pre-booked scooter in the world.
The reservations for the EV had opened on 15th July with a booking price of only ₹499. In order to have a keyless experience, app-based key will be one of the features of the e-scooter.
According to the company, the e-scooter would be class leading referring to its speed, range, boot space and technology. The EV has the ability to be charged up to 50 per cent in a matter of 18 minutes with its fast charger. The 50 per cent charge can provide a 75 kilometres driving range, as reported by Mint.
The EV is set to be made in India and would be manufactured at the world’s largest two-wheeler factory called Futurefactory in Tamil Nadu. Ola will disclose the features and price of the e-scooter in the coming days.