The launch of the electric scooter, the company said, is in line with Ola’s global vision of moving mobility into a more sustainable, accessible and connected future. Here are 6 key highlights we know about the brand:
Investment: Last year, Ola had announced a Rs 2,400 crore investment for setting up its first electric scooter factory in Tamil Nadu. Upon completion, the factory will create nearly 10,000 jobs and will be the world’s largest scooter manufacturing facility that will initially have an annual capacity of 2 million units.
Stepping stone: In the first year, Ola is setting up over 5,000 charging points across 100 cities in India. The network will charge 50 per cent of the Ola Scooter battery in 18 minutes for a 75 kms range.
Hypercharger: The Ola Hypercharger network is being built by Ola along with partners. Customers will be able to monitor the charging progress in real-time on the Ola Electric app, and seamlessly pay for the charging through the app as well.
Operational method: These charging stations will be deployed as stand-alone towers as well as in popular locations such as malls, IT parks, office complexes and cafes to ensure that Ola Electric customers always have a charging point nearby.
SOP: The Ola Scooter will include a home charger that will require no installation and will allow customers to charge their vehicle at home by plugging into a regular wall socket for charging.
Expansion: Elaborating the ambitious plan, Ola Chairman and Group CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said 1,00,000 charging points in 400 cities and towns will be a part of this network.
Product detail: Ola Electric recently teased the images of its upcoming EV. Not disclosing much, the prototype in matte black sported all-LED lights, alloy wheels and single-unit seat. The e-scooter will also have connected tech and swappable batteries. Ola Electric will take an aim at Hero Electric, Ather and Bajaj Auto.