Ola Electric Expands Electric Scooter Testing Across India, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld



New Delhi: Ola Electric said on Saturday it has extended customer testing for its electric scooters across the country. With the expansion, customers in more than 1,000 cities and towns will be able to test and experience the Ola S1 electric scooter, according to a statement.

Trial rides will initially be open only to those who have purchased or booked the Ola S1 and S1 Pro scooters, he added.

Ola launched test towers in Bengaluru, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkata on November 10, then opened five more cities – Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai and Pune on November 19.

The company will now quickly add more locations to ensure all customers have access to test drives by December 15, the statement said.

“Customer response to our testing has been overwhelmingly positive and we are really delighted to see their enthusiasm for the revolutionary Ola S1 scooter. Thousands of customers test drive every day and absolutely love the best design, performance, technology and quality ride that the Ola S1 offers, ”said Arun Sirdeshmukh, Commercial Director of Ola Electric.

The company will rapidly step up road testing over the coming weeks and cover more than 1,000 towns and villages across India to ensure every customer has access to road testing by mid-December, has t -he adds.

“This is the fastest national test drive scale-up ever and a revolution in automotive retailing made possible by our direct-to-consumer model,” a- he declared.

Customer trials will be rolled out in the next round of cities starting Nov. 27 in cities such as Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Bhubaneswar, Tiruppur, Jaipur and Nagpur, according to the statement.

Ola Electric unveiled two electric scooters, Ola S1 and S1 Pro, in August this year. In September, Ola said sales of her first electric scooter exceeded Rs 1,100 crore in two days.



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