TechnologyOla begins electric scooter reservations at Rs.499 in India

Ola begins electric scooter reservations at Rs.499 in India

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Kolkata, India: Electric mobility division of India’s homegrown ride-hailing app Ola began reservations for its new project – Ola Electric Mobility – Thursday, for a refundable deposit of Rs. 499.

Those who place a reservation will receive priority delivery, according to the firm which is poised to inaugurate their shared electric scooter platform in India.

The vehicle’s specific launch date has yet to be confirmed. According to Gadgets 360, it is expected to be released later this month.

Exceptional maneuverability, good traction, ‘breathtaking acceleration,’ more than average storage, and a great charging network is being promised with the offering.

Except for ‘class-leading acceleration,’ best boot space in its class, superior range, and a slew of other first-in-class features, Ola is yet to post more in-depth product information.

As per the company, test rides will be allowed soon.

Ola Electric and Bank of Baroda struck a 10-year debt financing arrangement worth $100 million (approximately Rs. 745.50 crores) earlier this week to build the Ola Futurefactory, the company’s manufacturing hub for electric two-wheelers.

The Ola electric scooter is produced in Ola Electric’s plant in Tamil Nadu, which complies with Industry 4.0 requirements and has an annual production capacity of 10 million electric scooters.

The factory will feature ten general assembly lines and will be capable of producing a scooter every two seconds as well as 25,000 batteries per day.

Apart from being marketed in India, the made-in-India scooters will be shipped to Europe, the United Kingdom, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand.

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The Ola Scooter is available for reservation through the Ola Electric webpage. However, the actual price has yet to be revealed by the corporation.

The reservation website had a rocky start, with many people having trouble accessing it; however, everything appears to be working now.

“India’s EV revolution begins today as we open reservations for our electric scooter, the first in our range of upcoming EVs. With its incredible performance, technology, and design along with aggressive pricing, it will help accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility,” Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO, Ola, said in a prepared statement.

Ola Electric stated in April that it was developing the Ola Hypercharger Network.

With 100,000 high-speed charging points in over 400 Indian towns, it claims to be the world’s largest and densest charging network.

It is expected to assist in the establishment of 5,000 points in 100 cities in the first year.

Some questions about Ola electric scooters answered:

How do I reserve an Ola electric scooter?

It is fairly easy to reserve your Ola electric scooter for just 500 rupees.

Simply click here to reserve your Ola Scooter. You will be required to log in using your phone number and an OTP validation.

You can reserve your Ola Scooter by paying 499 using netbanking, credit/debit cards, UPI, e-wallets, or OlaMoney after logging in.

If you want to reserve additional scooters, you can do so.

What documents are needed for Ola electric scooter?

To reserve an Ola Scooter, you do not need any documents. Simply sign in using your phone number and a one-time password (OTP).

Will I be able to modify or cancel my Ola electric scooter reservation?

Yes, you can cancel or change your order at any time.

The total amount paid for the reservation is fully refundable. Within 7-10 business days of cancellation, you will get a refund to your original method of payment.

When will I get to choose the color and variant of my Ola Scooter?

ola will allow users to choose the colors at a later stage of their purchasing lifecycle.

How will I charge my Ola Electric scooter?

According to Ola, you will be able to charge your electric scooter in two ways:

1) Home Charging: Plug your home charger into any 5A outlet, whether it’s at home, at work, or anyplace else.

2) The Ola Electric Charging Network, which is now operational in over 100 cities and will eventually reach 400+.

Debayan Paul
Debayan is a freelance digital reporter and Editor-in-chief of We The World Magazine. Contact: communications@wetheworldmagazine.com

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