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Ola Resumes Bike Taxi Service In Bengaluru with its S1 Electric Scooters

News by Team Drivio | Sep 19, 2023

Ola aims to make online ride-hailing affordable, sustainable, and accessible in smaller towns by restarting its bike taxi service. 

  • The brand plans to use its own S1 electric scooters for Ola Bike.
  • At Rs. 25 for 5 km and Rs. 50 for 10 km, the fares are quite pocket-friendly.
  • The service will be expanded to smaller towns in Karnataka that have a population of less than 1 lakh.

Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal took to the micro-blogging platform X (formerly known as Twitter) on September 16 to announce that the company is restarting Ola Bike in Bengaluru. The company is going all-electric this time, using its own Ola S1 scooters. Running on a battery of 2 to 4 kWh with a maximum range of 151 to 195 km, the S1 scooters are pretty energy efficient and offer a sustainable future for urban mobility. 

Ola S1 XPrice & Specs
PriceRs. 89,999
Battery2 and 3 kWh
RangeUp to 151 km
Top speed90 km/h

Pointing out that ride-hailing services have been concentrated in the top 15 to 20 cities, Aggarwal stated added that Ola Bike will be expanding to a smaller town in Karnataka with a population of less than 1 lakh next week. 

Ola S1 AirPrice & Specs
PriceRs. 1,19,999
Battery3 kWh
RangeUp to 151 km
Top speed90 km/h

With the fares set at Rs. 25 for 5 kilometres and Rs. 50 for 10 kilometres, Ola Bike aims to make long-haul everyday commutes more affordable and sustainable. 

Ola S1 ProPrice & Specs
PriceRs. 1,47,499
Battery4 kWh
RangeUp to 195 km
Top speed120 km/h

However, Ola is yet to obtain a license under the Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme introduced in 2021, claimed the Karnataka State Transport Authority (KTSA).