If you own Ola S1, this article may be quite informative. Ola S1 has three models (S1, S1 Air, and S1 Pro). These models are the same, but the only difference you will get is their battery capacity.
Ola started selling its electric scooters in December 2021; since then, it has sold over a thousand. However, many people have faced complaints such as sudden battery drops and display issues, but with time, Ola is taking care of all these things.
I Will not discuss all these problems here but look at the bigger picture: battery. As in all-electric vehicles, the battery is the most crucial and expensive part. So today, I will discuss this only.
Ola Electric is among India’s most popular two-wheeler electric vehicle manufacturers so people will search for its battery after a couple of years. On its official website, Ola mentioned that the battery can last about 7 years without any problem, and they also give a 3-year warranty that can be extended up to 2 years more by paying some extra money.
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What type of battery is used in Ola S1 electric vehicle?
In all three models of Ola S1, lithium-ion batteries are used. It has IP67 ratings and an advanced Battery Management System (BMS) that helps in energy distribution and power management. In three models of Ola S1, these are the battery specification.
- Ola S1 Pro – 4 kWh.
- Ola S1 – 3 kWh.
- Ola S1 Air – 3 kWh.
When you buy a new battery for any electric vehicle, this means that you are paying a collective amount of money for 3-5 years of fuel. And electric vehicles are still cheaper because, on average, in India, a two-wheeler owner spends about 3000 rupees per month, makes the amount Rs 36,000/yearly and 108,000 for three years, and the money you will spend replacing the battery is under Rs 50,000 in the future.
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Battery replacement costs of Ola S1.
A guy shared some images of Ola electric batteries on Twitter. And it blew the Ola electric community. Most vehicle owners were shocked after looking at the price of only batteries.
A 4 kWh battery costs Rs 87,298, and a 3 kWh battery costs 66,549. Well, I am pretty confident that hardy 10%-20% of people will replace their battery because of paying Rs 20,000 – Rs 30,000; they can get a brand new scooter with warranties.
Is it true?— Mannu Bhardwaj (@gtfuturetechno) February 17, 2023
Battery cost of ola S1 & ola S1 pro.
Ola S1 – 66549 /- Rs
Ola S1 pro – 87298 /- Rs.
if you want to beat the ICE vehicles in all aspects We will expect a better price & price drop in battery from ola electric after five years @OlaElectric @bhash @Khalidaaalbadri pic.twitter.com/Xr0rntQBhC
Ola Electric has to lower the price, and I am quite sure they definitely will, or I think this price tag is just a gimmick.
Apart from this, one of my friends recently got an electric scooter TVS iQube, and after asking from the showroom, the battery replacement cost is between Rs 20,000 – Rs 21,000. And this is a decent price, even compared to ICE vehicle annual maintenance.
I figured out the 3-year maintenance cost of the Honda Activa, which was approximately Rs 18,000, including the tire replacement. And not all people will replace their vehicle battery after 3 years. This duration can increase or decrease how much an individual use the vehicle.
What is the shelf life of the Ola electric scooter battery?
The batteries can last up to 7 years, as per Olaelectric.com.
How much time does it take to replace the battery of your old electric scooter?
It may take around one day for technicians to replace the battery with a new battery of your Ola scooter.
How much does the Ola scooter’s new battery cost?
Currently, the new battery for ola electric is priced between 65,000 and 85,000 thousand.