Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Which One Best?

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Ola has recently launched Ola S1 Air at Rs 84,999. You may be confused which one you choose:Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro. 

 You have a budget above 1 lakh , you should have chosen Ola S1 and S1 Pro.

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro
Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: speed, Range, Acceleration

Top Speed

 If you compare the top speed of an Ola electric scooter then Ola S1 Air comes with 85 kmph, S1 comes with 95 kmph and S1 Pro 116 kmph. 

Three of these scooters are not much different. Because Ola S1 Air comes with a BLDC hub motor that you can see Hero, Ampere, Okinawa electric scooter and S1 , S1 pro comes with 8.5kW mid drive IPMM(Interior Permanent Magnet Motor) technology powerful ac motor. This powerful motor creates more torque and more acceleration on these two Ola  S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters.

Reality:- The reality is Ola Air, Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro real top speed is not exactly the same speed that is officially shown. The exact speed of Ola S1 Air is 76 km/h, Ola S1 is 90km/h and Ola S1 Pro is 110 km/h.

Range

Second most distinct difference is their range. As per ARAI certificate, Ola S1 Air range is 101 km, Ola S1 range is 141 km and Ola S1 Pro range is 181 km on a single charge respectively.

The actual range of Ola S1 Air is 76 km, S1 range is 128 km and S1 Pro range is 170 km.

I also discussed how to buy an electric scooter.

But you don’t believe in that range which is officially given. Please take a test drive before buying any Ola electric scooter. Because the actual range is different from the official range.

Acceleration

Both their electric scooters give you pretty much acceleration. Ola S1 Air accelerates from 0 to 40 km in just 4.5 seconds, Ola S1 is 0 to 40 kmph in just 3.5 seconds and Ola S1 Pro is 0 to 40 kmph in just 2.9 seconds.

For these speeds, range and acceleration, customers may be surprised and will buy without thinking.

Battery

Ola S1 Air comes with a mid range lithium ion battery that is 2.5 kWh and S1 battery is 3 kWh and S1 Pro offers you 4kWh battery for more range.

Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: Charging Time, Motor Power, Boot Space

Charging time

Three Ola electric scooters come with three different ranges. So, the volume also increases as the range increases.

Ola S1 Air takes 4.5 hours, Ola S1 takes 5 hours and Ola S1 Pro takes 6 hours 30 minutes. 

But both Ola S1 Air and Ola S1 come with standard chargers and only Ola S1 Pro comes with both standard and hyper charger.

Ola S1 Air vs S1 Vs S1 Pro: Top speed,Range, Acceleration, Battery, Charging Time

SpecificationsOla S1 AirOla S1Ola S1 Pro
Top Speed85 km/h95 km/h116 km/h
Range101 km141 km 181 km
Acceleration0-40 km in 4.3 seconds0 to 40 km in 3.8 seconds0 to 40 km in 2.9 seconds
Battery2.5 kWh3 kWh4 kWh
Charging time4.5 hours5 hours6.5 hours
Ola S1 Air vs S1 Vs S1 Pro: Top speed,Range, Acceleration, Battery, Charging Time

Motor Power (Nominal/Peak)

Three different Ola Scooters come with different speeds. So, normally their Motor Power (nominal/peak) are different. 

Ola S1 Air comes with BLDC hub motor and Ola S1, S1 Pro mid drive IPM power motor. So, clearly S1 and S1 pro will generate more power and also peak power.

Ola S1 Air’s nominal motor power is 2.7 kW and peak power is 4.5 kW. On the other hand, Ola S1 and S1 Pro nominal motor power are 8.5 kWh.

Boot Space

In this price section , Ola electric scooter boot space is very good . If you compare to Hero, Ampere, Okinawa , they don’t give more boot space.

Ola S1 Air comes with 36 liters boot space, Ola S1 and S1 Pro comes with 34 liters boot space.

Driving Mode

Three different Ola electric scooters come with the same three driving modes. But premium product Ola S1 Pro comes with four driving modes. 

Both Ola S1 Air and Ola S1 come with three driving modes-Eco, Normal,Sports. But S1 Pro comes with Eco, Normal,Sports and Hyper

But All the scooters like Eco mode have different speeds. Sports mode gives you luxury for high speed and aggressive speed.

Motor Type

Ola S1 Air comes with a low power BLDC hub motor that gives you 85 kmph top speed and 2.7 kW power. Its peak is 4.5. But this motor can not give 85 km/hr top speed. Its actual top speed is 76 kmph.

On the other hand, Ola S1 and S1 Pro comes with Powerful 8.5 kW mid drive IPMM motor that provides you 95 kmph and 116 kmph top speed. But actual speed is very different. The actual speed is about 90 kmph and 110 kmph.

Gradeability Claim:-

These three electric scooters’ ground clearance are very different.

Ola S1 Air ground clearance is 10 degrees. If you compare Hero, Ampere,Okinawa ground clearance is 7 degrees. On the other hand, Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters ground clearance are 15 degrees respectively.

Ola S1 Air vs S1 Vs S1 Pro:Motor Power, Motor Type, Drive Mode,Boot Space

SpecificationsOla S1 Air Ola S1 Ola S1 Pro
Motor Power4.5 kWh8.5 kWh8.5 kWh
Motor TypeBLDC hub motorMid Drive IPMMid Drive IPM
Gradeability Claim10 degree15 degree15 degree
Drive ModeEco, Normal, SportsEco, Normal, SportsEco, Normal, Sports,Hyper
Boot Space34 L36 L36 L
Ola S1 Air vs S1 Vs S1 Pro:Motor Power, Motor Type, Drive Mode,Boot Space

Price

Ola S1 Air is made for low budget people whose budget is below 1 lakh. The Ola S1 Air is available at Rs 84,999. But Ola S1 price is Rs 99,999. And Ola S1 Pro is available at Rs 1,40,999.

If your budget is under 1 lakh then you can take S1 Air. But if your budget is above one lakh, don’t buy the S1 Air . Take the S1 Pro or the S electric scooter that will benefit in future.

Ola S1 Air
Ola S1 Air: price, speed, Range

Ola S1 Air vs S1 Vs S1 Pro: Price

ModelPrice(ex-showroom)
Ola S1 AirRs 84,999
Ola S1Rs 99,999
Ola S1 ProRs 1.40 lakh
Ola S1 Air vs Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro: price

Front/Rear Suspension:- 

Ola S1 Air and two S1 and S1 Pro come with different suspension both front and rear wheel.

Ola Air Comes with twin fork suspension and S1, S1 Pro come with single fork suspension on the front wheel.

In the past some customers commented on the Ola  S1 single fork suspension because some people’s  single fork suspension had been broken .

On the rear wheel, Ola S1 Air comes with dual shock suspension and S1, S1 Pro come with Mono shock suspension.

Front/Rear Brake Type:- 

Ola S1 Air and two S1 and S1 Pro come with different brake both front and rear wheel.

Ola S1 Air Comes with drum brakes and S1, S1 Pro comes with a hydraulic disc(220mm) on the front wheel.

On the rear wheel, Ola S1 Air comes with drum brakes and S1, S1 Pro come with hydraulic disc (180mm).

ABS/CBN:-

Ola S1 Air gives you ABS software and other two S1 and S1 Pro come with  CBS.

Wheels Type:-

Ola S1 Air offers you a little low quality standard steel wheel and Other S1, S1 Pro come with little light weight aluminum alloy that makes your scooter strong and capable of carrying heavy weight.

Ola S1 Air, Ola S1, Ola S1 Pro Electric Scooter Similarity

If we compare three scooters Ola S1 Air, Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro. Then there are some differences like top speed, range, acceleration, battery,price , also there are some similarities among the three different Ola electric scooters like overall length,overall width,overall height,wheelbase, seat height, seat length, ground clearance etc.

Overall Length:-  Ola S1 Air overall length is 1865mm. S1 and S1 Pro come with the same length of 1859mm. Only 6mm length is more than the S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters.

Overall Width:-  Ola S1 Air overall width is 710mm. S1 and S1 Pro come with the same width that is 712mm. Only 2mm length is less than the S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters.

Overall Height :- Ola S1 Air overall height is 1155mm. S1 and S1 Pro come with the same overall height of 1160mm. Only 5 mm height is less than the S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters.

Wheelbase:-  Ola S1 Air wheelbase is 1359mm. S1 and S1 Pro also come with the same wheelbase that is 1359mm. There is no difference among the three electric scooters.

Seat Height:- Ola S1 Air seat height is 792mm. S1 and S1 Pro also come with the same seat height that is 792mm. There is no difference among the three electric scooters.

Seat Length:- Ola S1 Air seat length is 738mm. S1 and S1 Pro also come with the same seat height that is 738mm. There is no difference among the three electric scooters.

Ground Clearance:-  Ola S1 Air ground clearance is 165 mm. S1 and S1 Pro also come with the same ground clearance that is 165mm. There is no difference among the three electric scooters.

Conclusion

Three Ola electric variants come with different speeds,ranges, prices etc  but some features are the same. You have care about this points like

  • Always take a test drive because sometimes company show long speed, range etc but actual speed is different. If you see the Ola S1 Air speed is 85 kph but the actual speed is 76 km/h.
  • Always check after sales support. Sometimes companies say they support you but after sales they do not give any support.
  • Ola S1 Pro price is showing Rs 80,000 on their official website, but the actual price is Rs 85,000.
  • If you have a budget above 1 lakh. You need to consider Ola S1 or S1 Pro whatever you like. Because in the future you always need speed, range.

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