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Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Difference Explained

Ola Electric has recently launched the S1 Air e-scooter at Rs 84,999 (ex-showroom), making it the most affordable offering from the EVmaker. Here’s take a closer look at what makes the Ola S1 Air different from its older siblings, the S1 and S1 Pro.

Design

Design-wise, all three variants of the Ola S1 lineup look identical, except for the flat floorboard, tubular metal grabrail and black-coloured panels for the lower half section of the S1 Air. On the other hand, the S1 and S1 Pro get split cast aluminium grab handles, banana-shaped floorboard and full body-coloured panels.

Color Options

The Ola S1 Air and S1 are available in five colour options, whereas the range-topping variants come in as many as eleven body shades.

S1 and S1 AirS1 Pro
– Porcelain White
– Neo Mint
– Coral Glam
– Jet Black
– Liquid Silver
– Porcelain White
– Khaki
– Neo Mint
– Coral Glam
– Jet Black
– Marshmellow
– Liquid Silver
– Millenial Pink
– Anthracite Grey
– Midnight Blue
– Matt Black
Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: All Color Options

Underpinnings

On the S1 Air, the single-shock front suspension from the S1 and S1 Pro has been replaced with a conventional telescopic fork upfront. The rear also receives dual-shock absorbers rather than the lateral monoshock. It also gets a drum brake setup instead of the discs seen on its elder siblings.

Features

Ola MoveOS 2.0 update features
Ola S1 Pro to get onboard navigation with MoveOS 2.0 update
  • The S1 Air carries over a lot of features from its premium siblings, such as a 7-inch color touchscreen TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, a dedicated mobile companion app, OTA updates support, an onboard music system, navigation, side-stand alert, all-LED lighting system, three riding modes (ECO, NORMAL, SPORT) and reverses assist.
  • The S1 Air and mid-spec S1 variants don’t feature the HYPER riding mode and cruise control.
  • Features like proximity lock/unlock, party mode, multiple user profiles, vacation mode, tamper alert, voice call assist, etc., will also be offered with the rollout of the MoveOS 3 update.

Dimensions

S1 AirS1 and S1 Pro
Length1865mm1859mm
Width710mm712mm
Height1155mm1160mm
Wheelbase1359mm1359mm
Ground Clearance165mm165mm
Boot Space34-litres36-litres
Seat Height792mm792mm
Seat Length738mm738mm
Tyre Size90/90 R12110/70-R12
Kerb Weight99kg121kg (S1), 125kg (S1 Pro)
Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Dimensions and Weight
  • The difference in length, width & height is mainly due to the different types of grabrail. However, the ground clearance, seat height & seat length remain the same.
  • Owing to the smaller battery pack, the Ola S1 Air is up to 26kg lighter than its elder siblings.

Battery & Motor Specifications, Range and Color Options

 Ola S1 AirOla S1Ola S1 Pro
Motor4.5kW hub motor5.5kW mid-mounted motor5.5kW mid-mounted motor
Battery2.5kWh3kWh4kWh
Claimed IDC Range101km141km181km
True Range76km128km170km
0-40kmph Acceleration Time4.3 seconds3.8 seconds2.9 seconds
Top Speed (claimed)90kmph95kmph116kmph
Riding modesEco, Normal, SportEco, Normal, SportEco, Normal, Sport, Hyper
Gradeability10°15°15°
Charging Time4.5 hrs (via 500W home charger)5 hrs (via 750W home charger)6.5 hrs (via 750W home charger)
Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Performance Comparison
  • The entry-level Ola S1 Air gets a 3.5kW rear hub-mounted motor, whereas the S1 and S1 Pro feature a more powerful 5.5kW mid-mounted motor. With this, the S1 Air takes around 4.3 seconds to complete the 0-40kmph sprint, whereas the S1 and S1 Pro do the same in 3.8 seconds and 2.9 seconds, respectively.
  • Speaking of the range, the all-new S1 Air gets a smaller battery pack of 2.5kWh, which is claimed to deliver a real-world range of around 76 kilometres in full charge, and that too in Eco mode. The S1 and S1 Pro, meanwhile, claims around 128km and 170km in Eco mode, respectively.

Price

Ola S1 AirRs 84,999
Ola S1Rs 99,999
Ola S1 ProRs 1,39,999
Ola S1 Air vs S1 vs S1 Pro: Price

All prices are ex-showroom Delhi, including the FAME II subsidy. State subsidies and other benefits can reduce on-road prices further. For reference, the mid-spec Ola S1 gets a state subsidy of Rs 14,999 in Delhi, with 100% road tax exception. Therefore, the price in Delhi will be Rs 85,099 (ex-showroom).