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breaking news Ola launches a test ride of the S1 electric scooter in 1,000 cities


Ola Electric today announced the largest electric vehicle testing initiative in the country by expanding its customer test trips across India.

Under the initiative, customers in 1,000 cities and towns in India could test the Ola S1 scooters. However, customers who have purchased or reserved the Ola S1 and S1 pro electric scooters would be eligible initially.

Earlier this month, the company launched the trial tours in major cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, which expanded to Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai and Pune on November 19.

The company is looking to expand further into cities such as Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Bhubaneswar, Tiruppur, Jaipur and Nagpur starting November 27.

“We are expanding the test trips rapidly in the coming weeks and will cover more than 1,000 cities and towns across India to ensure that all customers have access to the test trips by mid-December. This is the fastest nationwide expansion of test drives and a revolution in auto retail that has been made possible by our direct-to-consumer model, “said Arun Sirdeshmukh, Chief Commercial Officer, Ola Electric.

Through the initiative, the company seeks to add more cities to ensure that more customers can have access to trial trips before December 15.

Ola is also aiming to launch its electric scooters in Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and others by next year. The units will be manufactured at Ola Futurefactory in India.

The Ola S1 range of scooters comes in 10 colors, a 36-liter boot that fits two helmets, goes from 0 to 40 km / h in just three seconds, with a top speed of 115 km / h and a leading range in its 181 kilometer class for the S1 Pro.

(Edited by : Thomas Abraham)

First published: IST

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