Electro scooter Ola S1

Which one is the better electric scooter to invest in? The Ola S1Pro or Ather 450X. Catch our road test review to know which one came out on top! Ola Electric has rolled out the new MoveOS 2.0 OTA update for the S1 range. We got to test the update, and here is what we think about it.



181 km/charge

Battery Capacity

3.97 kWh

Max Speed

115 kmph



Motor Power

8.5 kW


Mid Drive IPM


S1 Pro, S1 STD


Matt Black, Coral Glam, Millenial Pink, Porcelain White, Midnight Blue, Jet Black, Marshmellow, Anthracite Grey, Liquid Silver


Electro scooter  Ola S1 Features:

Both the variants come equipped with an all-LED illumination, a massive 36-litre underseat storage, TFT instrument cluster with smartphone, Bluetooth, GPS and Wifi connectivity. Other features include side-stand-down and anti-theft alert, geo-fencing, reverse mode, Get Home Mode, Take Me Home Lights and a Limp Home Mode.

The S1 Pro variant comes equipped with extra goodies such as a hill-hold function, voice assist, and cruise control. This variant also comes with multiple profiles, and a sound system to imitate a petrol-powered scooter, similar to the Revolt RV 400. However, currently, most of the features aren’t available to customers and will be added later via OTA updates.

Ola S1 Powertrain:

The Ola S1 and the S1 Pro are powered by a permanent magnet motor producing a peak power of 8.5kW and a peak torque of 58Nm (at the shaft). The S1 Pro gets a higher top speed of 115kmph whereas the S1 gets a restricted top speed of 90kmph. The motor is linked to a 2.98kWh or a 3.97kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a claimed range of 121km and 181km respectively. The e-scooters can be charged using a home charger in 4 hours, 48 minutes (6.5 hours for the S1 Pro). Ola’s Hypercharger network is capable of offering a 75km range in 18 minutes of charging.

Ola S1 Suspension And Brakes:

The Ola S1 is undermined by a tubular frame with the curved battery pack mounted on the floorboard. Its suspension features a single-sided fork and monoshock with a single-sided swingarm. For braking, it gets a 220mm front and a 180mm rear disc with standard CBS. It comes with a generous 165mm of ground clearance. It rolls on large 12-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 110-section rubber at both ends. The e-scooter is slightly heavy as the base variant tips the scales at 121kg kerb and the S1 Pro at 125kg kerb.

Ola S1 Rivals:

The Ola S1 competes with the TVS iQube Electric, Bajaj Chetak, and the Ather 450 Plus. The more premium Ola S1 Pro goes up against the Ather 450X and the Simple One. For a similar price, you could get the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, Yamaha FZ25, Hero XPulse 200 and the Suzuki Gixxer SF. For around the price of the S1, you could opt for the Yamaha FZ-Fi, Bajaj Pulsar NS125, or the Aprilia SR 125.

Engine and Transmission

Continuous Power5.5 kw
Motor Power8.5 kW
Range (Eco Mode)170 km/charge
StartingRemote Start,Push Button Start


Instrument ConsoleTouchscreen
Bluetooth ConnectivityBluetooth,WiFi
Call/SMS AlertsYes
Geo FencingYes
Anti Theft AlarmYes
Music ControlYes
Cruise ControlYes
Hill HoldYes
External SpeakersYes
Additional Features Of Variant75 km in 18 minutes charging, Drive Modes – Normal | Sports | Hyper, Charger Capacity – 750 W, Seat Length – 738 mm, Proximity Lock, Remote Boot Lock, Contacts Access, Infotainment, GPS, Limp Home Mode, Take Me Home Lights, Find My Scooter, Electronic Steering Control Lock, HMI Brightness Adjuster, Welcome Screen, Manual SOS (on the HMI), Book Service Appointment on the App, Track Your Vehicle on the App, Road Side Assitance on the App, Predictive Maintenance (Brake pad Wear Sensor), Voice Assistant
Seat TypeSingle
Passenger FootrestYes
Underseat storage36 L

Dimensions and Capacity

Width712 mm
Length1859 mm
Height1160 mm
Saddle Height792 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Wheelbase1359 mm
Kerb Weight125 kg
Additional Storage36 L


Tail LightLED
Turn Signal LampLED
Low Battery IndicatorYes

Tyres and Brakes

Front Brake Diameter220 mm
Rear Brake Diameter180 mm


0-40 Kmph (sec)3s
Top Speed115 kmph

Motor & Battery

Motor TypeMid Drive IPM
Continious Power5.5 kw
Torque (Motor)58 Nm
Drive TypeBelt Drive
Battery Capacity3.97 kWh
Reverse AssistYes


Claimed Range181 km/charge


Suspension FrontSingle Fork
Suspension RearMono Shock
Brakes FrontDisc
Brakes RearDisc
Tyre SizeFront :- 110/70-12,  Rear :- 110/70-12
Wheel SizeFront :-304.8 mm,Rear :-304.8 mm
Wheels TypeAluminium Alloy
Tubeless TyreTubeless

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