Electric Vehicles

Ola electric scooter deliveries delayed due to chip shortage

Written by Nayak

Ola Electric is also facing the wrath of a shortage of semiconductor chips, which is now a global issue. The electric two-wheeler company mentioned that it might miss the delivery schedule of the first batch of scooters, as promised. The company has assured that the first batch of Ola S1 Scooter customers will now get in the second half of December. The initial timeline suggested that the deliveries would start in October or November. Ola is pretty much involved in the launch of their scooters along with other related activities. The company is laying down its plan to launch the world’s largest EV test drive initiative. This will help Ola target more customers and thus boost sales.

Ola Electric Hypercharger Network

The increasing number of EVs in the country demands a solid and robust charging infrastructure. The situation right now is not what every EV owner would like, but it is improving at a steady pace. Ola is one of the important players in the segment and has also drafted its plan to set up its own charging facility. The company claims that it will set up this network to become the world’s largest two-wheeler electric charging network. The plan is to include over 400 cities with over 1,00,000 charging points. In the key and busy areas, Ola is planning to set up a multi-level charging and parking system.

This will provide peace of mind for the range of anxious riders and also improve the public parking woes. Ola will make use of leading-edge tech that will keep the rider updated with all the necessary details. This includes automatic routing through charging stations, an app to keep an eye on the charging status, a charging system that’s fully automated to charge without the need for a card or cash and more. Ola claims that its charging point can power the S1 range of scooter to ride 75 Kms with 18 min charging. And this is quite a remarkable achievement, but we wait to see how it reflects in real-world riding.

Also Read: Ola electric scooter test rides to be available across 1,000+ cities.