Pre-booking for the OLA e-scooter has started and the token amount for this has been kept at Rs 499, while for the Simple Energy Mark 2 electric scooter, pre-booking will start on August 15 at 5 PM for Rs 1,947.
Ola Electric is gearing up for the launch of its first battery-powered offering that will go on sale in the Indian market on August 15 at 2 PM. On this day Simple Energy will also launch its electric scooter.
Ola has also announced pre-booking of the scooter which is currently available for a token amount of Rs 499. The company has claimed that its e-scooter is the first ever booked scooter in the world. Ola has announced to have received over 1 lakh bookings in just 24 hours from the first booking commencement.
Ola has indicated that the electric scooter will include a full charge range of around 150 km (yet to be confirmed officially), 50-litres of under-seat storage. The scooter will measure 1,860 mm in length, 700 mm in width and 1,155 mm in overall height. It will have a wheelbase of 1,345 mm and will weigh just 74 kg.
The scooter is likely to have a 3.4kWh battery capacity which will make it eligible for FAME-II subsidy. If the rumours are to be believed, the scooter will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 45 kmph in 4.5 seconds and will have a top speed of 100 kmph.
The price of the scooter will be announced on August 15. It is likely to be priced between Rs 1.20 lakh to Rs 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom).
Some details have also been revealed about the Simple Energy Mark 2 electric scooter. The company will start pre-booking for its upcoming debut model on August 15 at 5 PM for Rs 1,947. The Simple Energy Mark 2 has a battery capacity of 4.8kWh, which is almost double that of the Ather 450X (2.61kWh). This is one of the reasons why Simple Energy claims a range of 240 km in Eco mode.
The battery pack in the Simple Energy Mark 2 will weigh over 6kg and is still quite heavy, making charging it in a scooter a more practical solution. The battery pack has been developed in-house by Simple Energy although the individual cells inside are not made in India.