Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: how different are the Ola electric scooters from one another?


Ola Electric recently unveiled the Ola S1 Air electric scooter in India, which now becomes the entry point to Ola’s electric mobility lineup. The new S1 Air’s middle child, the vanilla Ola S1, has helped the company keep prices relatively low with the help of some key changes. If we compare Ola S1 Air, Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro, we can understand how different they are from each other.

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Price, Availability

Ola S1 Air is very affordable and the e-scooter is priced at Rs. 84,999 (ex-showroom before subsidies) can be brought home. For buyers looking for a little extra in their Ola e-scooter, Bengaluru-based EV startup Ola S1 premium electric scooter doesn’t cost much. The well-equipped Ola S1 e-scooter is priced at Rs. 99,999 (ex-showroom before subsidies). For buyers looking for maximum oomph from the Ola stable, there’s the Ola S1 Pro, which is currently priced at Rs. 1,39,999 (ex-showroom before subsidies) retails for Rs.

Ola offers 3 years / 40,000km standard warranty and 3 years / unlimited kilometers battery warranty. Ola is offering scope for extension with additional support for another 2 years or 20,000km, bringing the total warranty coverage to 5 years or 60,000km.

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro


The Ola S1 triplings are very similar to each other and one can see a lot of difference between the Ola S1 Air and its more expensive sibling. The S1 Air comes as a watered-down version of the other two with unpainted black body panels, simple tubular grab rails, conventional double telescopic front fork, cheaper twin rear shocks, pressed steel wheels and drum brakes. These changes not only reduce costs, but also make it easier. Ola S1 Air is lighter than Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro by 22kg and 26kg respectively.

The Ola S1 Air also differs from the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro when it comes to small details like the floorboard, which is flat on the entry-level S1 Air thanks to simple and cost-effective underpinning. Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro are relatively similar to each other and have no visual differences.

The S1 Air is available in Porcelain White, Neo Mint, Coral Glam, Jet Black and Liquid Silver color options. The Ola S1 gets the exact same shade card to choose from. The Ola S1 Pro gets six additional color options in its palette including Khaki, Matte Black, Anthracite Grey, Millennial Pink and Marshmallow.


The Ola electric stable offers different levels of performance at different price points. The more expensive Ola S1 Pro gets an 8.5kW motor paired with a 3.97kWh battery pack. This powertrain propels the scooter from 0 to 40kmph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 116kmph. The S1 Pro is the only scooter in the range to get Hyper Mode, which extracts maximum performance.

The vanilla Ola S1 electric scooter uses the same 8.5kW motor that produces 58Nm of peak torque at the shaft and pairs it with a 2.98kWh battery pack. This enables the S1 to go from rest to 40kmph in 3.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 95kmph.

Even the most affordable of the lot is the slowest. The entry-level Ola S1 Air comes with a 4.5kW motor and is paired with a 2.5kWh battery pack. This powertrain takes the S1 Air from standstill to 40kmph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 85kmph.

Range and charging

The prices of Ola scooters also determine the range they offer to their riders. The base Ola S1 Air surprisingly gets the lowest claimed range at 101km. For an affordable e-scooter aimed primarily at urban dwellers, this range seems to be a perfect fit. People with more daily commutes can opt for the Ola S1, which claims to offer a range of 141km. Riders who want to go even further on a single charge can get the Ola S1 Pro with a claimed range of 181km. Users can get even more!


The battery sizes of Ola electric scooters determine their charging time. The fastest running e-scooter, the Ola S1 Pro, takes longer to charge. The S1 Pro tops up in 6 hours and 30 minutes. After that it takes 5 hours 4 hours 30 minutes to juice up Ola S1 and S1 Air respectively.


Despite having a varied pricing policy, the Ola Electric has made a 7-inch color TFT touchscreen a standard fitment. Running on Ola Electric’s proprietary MoveOS, the screen provides drive time information as well as other features like navigation. The Ola S1 Air gets this full-featured MID even though it’s cheaper. The S1 only misses out on the Air Cruise Control feature, which is reserved only for the S1 Pro variant.

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Verdict

The Ola electric stable now has an electric scooter for everyone. There’s a performance-oriented long-range version and a last-mile muncher. Prices are still very competitive even though Ola has pulled them up since launch. However, still a big hit and miss, is the quality of the vehicle the company is selling. After sales service should also go a long way. If one is willing to bet on the deficit, the Ola stable surely has all the electric scooters one is looking for.


Source by 91 Mobiles

Written By Sabhitech

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