Ola scooters to have 2x lifespan than petrol: Bhavish

In a major development for electric vehicle enthusiasts, Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal announced today that Ola scooters will now carry an impressive eight-year or 80,000 km warranty. Addressing concerns about electric vehicle longevity, Aggarwal emphasized that Ola scooters will outlast traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, providing double the lifespan. Ola scooters will last twice the life of ICE vehicles, Bhavish said.

Ola Electric announced the ‘Bharat EV Fest,’ a nationwide initiative featuring discounts and battery warranty schemes. The S1 Pro Gen 2 e-scooter comes with a complimentary 5-year extended battery warranty, while S1 Air customers can avail a 50% discount on the same. Ola encourages the exchange of ICE-powered scooters with an e-scooter, offering an exchange bonus of up to Rs 10,000. Additional perks include a Rs 7,500 discount on select credit cards and a chance to earn Rs 1,000 cashback through referrals. Test ride opportunities and attractive finance offers with zero down payment, zero cost EMI, and zero processing fees are also available. These Bharat EV Fest promotions will remain valid until October 30.

Yesterday, Ola Electric’s CEO Bhavish Aggarwal hinted at significant announcements scheduled for Friday, keeping details under wraps. Alongside the extended battery life warranty, the electric vehicle company unveiled plans for 10,000 charging points in the upcoming quarter and an expansion of service centers nationwide. The launch of the new Ola S1 scooter, priced at Rs 79,999, was also announced.

Originally planned for February 1, the event was rescheduled to Friday due to the impact of Budget 2024. Aggarwal hinted at surpassing the announcements made on August 15 last year when Ola introduced the new range of Ola S1 scooters, expanding their electric scooter lineup from 2 to 5. The company introduced technological advancements in the Ola S1 Pro and launched a more budget-friendly alternative, the Ola S1 X, during the August event.

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