Owner of an Ola electric scooter gets a range of 187 km

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Compared to the ARAI certified range, the actual range of electric two-wheelers may vary by about 25-40%

Ola Electric, one of the most ambitious EV projects in the country, has faced numerous challenges, including delivery delays, unsatisfactory range and after-sales service issues. However, the company can take heart from the fact that positive reviews from owners are also pouring in.

Ola S1 Pro 187 km range reported

An Ola S1 Pro user has reported that it has recently achieved a range of 165 miles. The remaining battery was 14%, which corresponds to a range of 22 km. When added, the total range comes to 187 km. The user has provided additional information that he weighs 82 kg and was driving in Bengaluru, where the temperature was around 25 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Total load of the scooter was about 100 kg including the rider. The user had used the scooter in a variety of environments, including highways, city streets with traffic, and side roads.

The driving statistics for the day displayed on the instrument panel show that the scooter traveled at an average speed of 27 km/h. The top speed was 46 km/h. It is likely that the use of a regenerative braking system has enabled the user to achieve a range higher than the ARAI certified range. The official ARAI range is 121km for Ola S1 and 181km for S1 Pro. The claimed actual range for the S1 Pro is 135km.

Owner of an Ola electric scooter gets a range of 187 km
Owner of an Ola electric scooter gets a range of 187 km

Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal has responded by saying that the actual range can hit as much as 200km if the regenerative system is used most optimally. The regenerative braking system works by converting kinetic energy into electrical energy, which is then used to charge the battery.

Regenerative braking can make a tangible difference to range in specific environments, such as downhill driving and city traffic. The brakes are often applied in such conditions.

As you may recall, Ola Electric had previously outlined a set of conditions that must be met in order to achieve the true 135km range for the S1 Pro. It includes a rider weight of 70 kg, a slope of 3-5%, a normal riding mode and a temperature range of 24-35 ° Celsius. However, based on a recent owner review, it appears that the actual range could be much greater with the use of regenerative braking.

Ola Electric scooter brake to increase range
Ola Electric scooter brake to increase range

Second purchase window to open

Ola Electric is gearing up to open its second purchase window. This was announced by the company’s CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal, on Twitter, although an exact date has not been announced. Aggarwal has also stated that production has ramped up to nearly 1,000 scooters per day being produced at the company’s Futurefactory. This ensures faster delivery through Ola’s unique ‘Direct-to-customer’ approach.

Ola S1 and S1 Pro are priced at Rs 99,999 and Rs 1.29,999 (ex-showroom Bengaluru) respectively. They are powered by an 8.5 kW motor. ARAI has certified the range of the Ola S1 at 121 km per charge and for the S1 Pro at 181 km per charge.