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Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro electric scooters: Differences Explained

The new Ola S1 Air has been launched in India at Rs 84,999, ex-showroom. Here’s how this most affordable Ola offering fares against its siblings, the S1 and the S1 Pro, in a specification-based comparison.

Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro electric scooters: Differences Explained
Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro electric scooters: Differences Explained

Bengaluru-based EV manufacturer, Ola Electric, recently launched its S1 Air e-scooter in India at Rs 84,999, ex-showroom. The new Ola S1 Air is the company’s most affordable offering and sits below the S1 and the S1 Pro in its portfolio. Here’s how the Ola S1 Air electric scooter fares against its siblings, the Ola S1 and the S1 Pro, in a specification-based comparison. 

Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Battery and Range

SpecificationS1 AirS1S1 Pro
Battery pack2.5 kWh3 kWh4 kWh
Range (claimed)101 km141 km181 km
Riding modesEco, Normal, SportsEco, Normal, SportsEco, Normal, Sports, Hyper

The Ola S1 Air gets a 2.5 kWh battery pack while the S1 features a 3 kWh unit. Ola’s S1 Pro, on the other hand, gets a larger 4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. They are claimed to offer a range of up to 101, 141, and 181 km per charge respectively. The Ola S1 Air and S1 get Eco, Normal, and Sports modes while the S1 Pro features all of them and an additional Hyper mode as well. 

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Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Performance and Charging Time

SpecificationS1 AirS1S1 Pro
Electric motor4.5 kW8.5 kW8.5 kW
Top speed85 kmph95 kmph116 kmph
Charging time4.5 hours5 hours6.5 hours

The Ola S1 and S1 Pro get a hyperdrive electric motor with a peak power output of 8.5 kW (11.3 bhp) while the S1 Air gets a smaller 4.5 kW (6 bhp) motor. They have a claimed top speed of 95, 116, and 85 kmph respectively. Ola says that the S1 Air can be fully charged in 4.5 hours, the S1 in 5 hours, and the S1 Pro in 6.5 hours using a regular charger.

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Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Hardware and Features

In terms of hardware, while the S1 Air gets conventional telescopic front forks, the S1 and the S1 Pro sport a single shock absorber. Also, the S1 Air gets drum brakes while others get a disc unit. Ola’s electric scooters are pretty feature-rich. All of them get a 7.0-inch TFT touchscreen display with MoveOS 3.0 connectivity. The cruise control feature, however, has been reserved for the Ola S1 Pro only.  

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Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Price in India

Make and ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Ola S1 AirRs 84,999
Ola S1Rs 99,999
Ola S1 ProRs 1.40 lakh

The new Ola S1 Air is the most affordable offering from the company and it has been priced at Rs 84,999, ex-showroom. Ola S1 and the S1 Pro currently retail at Rs 99,999 and Rs 1.40 lakh, ex-showroom respectively. These e-scooters rival the likes of the Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube, etc.

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First published on: 25-10-2022 at 12:30 IST