Ola opens bookings for its electric scooter in India. Indian consumers can book the upcoming Ola electric scooter for a token amount of just Rs 499. The scooter will come with a removable lithium battery and a ground-breaking range of around 240 kilometres.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

The Ola electric scooter will feature a class-leading under-seat storage of 50-litres and will have features like keyless app-based access, digital instrument cluster, cloud connectivity, alloy wheels, telescopic front suspension and many more.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

Performance wise, the new Ola electric scooter will have a maximum range of 240 kilometres on a single charge, which is more than twice the range offered by its nearest rivals. The scooter isn’t one to be left behind in terms of speed too. It is claimed that the Ola electric scooter can do the 0-45km/h run in just 3.9 seconds and its top speed is in excess of 80 kmph.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

Adding to this is the convenience of the removable lithium battery pack, which makes it very convenient as battery swapping takes only a fraction of a time when compared to charging a battery pack.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

There have also been a lot of rumours floating around regarding the colour options. A recent spy shot revealed that the new OLA EV will be available in two confirmed colours — Pink & Blue.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

Now, the brand has announced the opening of bookings. The announcement was made on Ola Electric’s official Twitter handle. The tweet read, “It’s day 1 of the revolution, the day we’ve all been eagerly waiting for! The Ola Electric Scooter can now be reserved at just Rs. 499. So #ReserveNow to #JoinTheRevolution at http://olaelectric.com and be first in line to the future of mobility!”

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

As soon as Ola announced the opening of bookings for its EV, Twitter users started flocking in to tweet about their displeasure in a somewhat slightly complex booking process. Some users who successfully booked their OLA electric scooter posted about it as an epic achievement with words like “Finally able to book it” and “Finally booked…Now sitting relaxed”.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

The electric scooter can be booked through Ola Electric’s website https://olaelectric.com/.

It is a fairly straightforward process and the Rs 499 can be paid via debit/credit cards, net banking or even UPI.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

At present, Ola Electric is working on setting up its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in agreement with Siemens. The new production facility is located in the Krishnagiri district of Tamilnadu and it will have a maximum production capacity of 10-million units per year.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

The facility is said to cost Ola Electric Rs 2,400 crores and will be the world’s largest two-wheeler factory. The manufacturing plant will also help the country generate direct employment for up to 10,000 people and is said to comply with ‘Industry 4.0’ norms.

Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Open At Rs 499 — Booking Process & Details Explained

Thoughts On Ola Electric Scooter Bookings Being Opened

Looking at the specifications of the scooter in question and the company’s resources, it looks like Ola Electric is gearing up to revolutionise the two-wheeler market in India. Given the current fuel prices, it makes sense to buy an electric vehicle, especially one with as long a range as the Ola scooter.

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