Ola Electric started accepting reservations for its upcoming electric scooter, Ola Scooter, on its website, https://olaelectric.com/, on July 15.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman & Group CEO of Ola, tweeted about the bookings going live early on Thursday evening. However, the website experienced some issues due to heightened demand, which were later fixed by the team, said Aggarwal.
It is possible to reserve an Ola electric scooter online for only Rs 499, which the company claims are 100% refundable.
While Ola has not yet announced a fixed date for launching its electric scooter, the latter is expected to arrive in the market in the upcoming weeks.
Ola Scooter Bookings Begin
In December 2020, Ola signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up the first electric two-wheeler manufacturing facility in Krishnagiri on a 500-acre site, billed as the world’s largest facility for manufacturing electric vehicles.
The work started in January 2021, and Ola began to with an annual capacity of generating 2 million units of electric scooters.
However, now that the bookings for the Ola scooter have started, the company aims to make around 10 million units of EV on an annual basis.
On Thursday, Ola Electric opened the bookings for its electric scooter on its website. Those who reserve their scooter online shall get prior delivery.
The website/platform allows buyers to log in using their phone number, followed by an OTP verification. Additionally, a buyer can reserve more than one scooter.
In addition, there will be no documents required to reserve the electric vehicle. Reservations can be canceled or modified at any time, as the reservation amount is fully refundable.
While Ola hasn’t released any information on the volume of bookings made or the vehicle’s exclusive features and launch date, it has released many teasers of the vehicle.
Nevertheless, it has provided a few details about the electric scooter.
Key Features of Ola Electric Scooter
The company has informed that the Ola Electric Scooter will be equipped with,
- Class-Leading Speed’,
- ‘largest-in-class boot (storage) space’, and
- many first-in-class features.
Ola scooter will also provide a ‘no-key’ experience, replaced by an app-based start-up system.
“With its incredible performance, technology, and design, combined with its aggressive pricing, it will help accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility. India has the opportunity and potential to become a world leader in EVs, and Ola is proud to lead this charge,” said Aggarwal.
Currently, the biggest reason why electric vehicles are not used in India is the lack of charging stations. Ola Electric is working towards investing a total of $2 billion until 2026 to set up over 1 lakh charging stations across 400 cities.