Ola has reportedly put the production of the Ola Electric S1 scooter on hold. According to sources, the Ola S1 scooter will resume production in late 2022. Meanwhile, Ola will be only producing the S1 Pro variant. Reports suggest that Ola Electric through an e-mail communication notified its customers that the Ola S1 Pro has seen a surge in demand and the brand will be producing the electric scooter before the entry-level model S1. However, customers who have booked the Ola S1 can upgrade to buy the S1 Pro by paying an extra amount of INR 30,000 during the final payment window which opens on 21st January 2022.
Ola Electric S1 To Get S1 Pro Hardware
The Co-Founder and CEO of Ola Electric Bhavish Aggarwal also revealed through his Twitter account, that the brand will upgrade all Ola Electric scooters to S1 Pro specifications. This means the hardware on the Ola S1 will be equivalent to the S1 Pro. But to unlock all the features such as the Hyper Mode, customer’s of the S1 will need to pay the extra amount. The top boss also revealed that the deliveries on the Ola S1 Pro will commence in January and February, however, no specific date was revealed.
While Ola announced that the S1 will come with upgraded hardware, some customers think that this is a biased approach from the company. Many have also shared their opposing views through the micro-blogging site as priority is being given to a particular variant over the other. While the S1 Pro does offer several benefits over the S1, some customers think that the S1 is adequate for their everyday requirements.
It may also be not possible for everyone to pay the extra INR 30,000. This is also making some customers feel that the brand is forcing them to upgrade to the higher-spec model. Others are happy as they will essentially get the same hardware as the top model which could be later upgraded to the higher-spec through the software upgrade.