According to Aggarwal, Ola Electric has already set up 20 such experience centers. Further, Ola Electric also aims to provide after sales maintenance and services through such outlets. However, bookings are exclusively online, at least for now. Earlier, you could only book an Ola S1 test ride online, but things will change in the next six months.
Ola Electric website is currently displaying Belgaum, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolhapur, Mangalore, Pune, Thrissur experience centers should be operational.
Ola Electric Showrooms
Ola Electric will set up shop offline with its 200 experience centers spread across the country. Agarwal announced that the company is working towards such an offline model for better customer reach.
The new strategy is a move away from the online-only model the company has been rooting for since its inception. However, CEO Bhavish Aggarwal in his tweet stated that customers can only book or purchase online. These experience centers will be set up to allow more people to access and experience the Ola S1 and S1 Pro e-scooters in real life. Agarwal said 20 such touchpoints have already been set up, with more to follow soon, and the company hopes to reach its 200 offline center mark by March 2023.
The move follows a Bangalore-based EV startup It recorded falling sales numbers Although other manufacturers have gained dominance in the same segment.