Ola S1 and S1 Pro Battery Prices Out, Range between Rs 66k-87k
Article by Drivio | 21st Feb 23
A viral tweet has revealed the details of the precise price of the battery packs used in the Ola electric scooters.
- The base Ola S1 battery pack costs Rs 66,549 (approx)
- The high-end Ola S1 Pro battery pack gest a price tag of Rs 87,298 (approx)
- The Ola scooters are priced at Rs 99,999 and Rs 1,29,999 respectively (both ex-showroom, Bangalore)
The price of an EV's battery pack is one of the biggest concerns for the owner. Although most manufacturers do provide warranties, individuals are nonetheless curious about how much a replacement would cost if it was needed outside of the guarantee period. A now-viral tweet details the precise price of the packs for Ola's e-scooters:
The Ola S1’s battery pack costs Rs 66,549, while the more premium Ola S1 Pro’s battery pack will set you back by Rs 87,298. That, to give you an idea, is more than most of its petrol-powered rivals. Hell, that’s more expensive than Ola’s own entry-level scooter, the S1 Air, prices for which start from Rs 84,999. This demonstrates how eye-wateringly expensive battery packs can be, especially on such premium electric scooters.
What makes the Ola scooter battery pack so costly?
That obviously begs the natural question as to why they’re so expensive. You see, India is still in its nascent stage when it comes to electric vehicles. That means the cost of production at each stage is much higher, when compared to some other more developed countries. The fact that Lithium (a major component in batteries) has to be used quite judiciously and that our high custom duties further worsens things.
What does the Ola S1 have to offer?
Available battery sizes for the three S1 Air trims are 2kWh, 3kWh, and 4kWh. Their respective IDC (Indian Driving Cycle) ranges are listed as 85 km, 125 km, and 165 km. Furthermore, there are 2kWh and 3kWh battery pack options available for the two Ola S1 models with claimed IDC ranges being 91 km and 141 km, respectively, while their top speeds are limited to 90 kmph and 95 kmph.
The S1 Pro, on the other hand, retains its 4kWh battery and 116 kmph top speed along with a 181 km range.