The S1 Air is easier and more affordable than the Ola S1 Pro. Published On Aug 01, 2023 02:03:00 PMOla S1 Air on the left, S1 Pro on the right.With Ola just recently extending the initial price window for the entry-level S1 Air, we take a closer take a look at how whats various to the S1 Pro. Battery, charging timeOne of the most crucial distinctions between the two is the capacity of the battery pack. The S1 Air has a smaller kWh unit instead of the larger 4kWh one found on the S1 Pro. Ola claims that the S1 Air can be charged totally in 5 hours as opposed to the 6 hours 30 minutes considered the S1 Pro. Motor, performanceAs opposed to the more performance-oriented mid-mounted motor on the S1 Pro, the S1 Air gets an easier hub-mounted system. Peak power is down to 4.5 kW on the S1 Air rather than the 8.5 kW readily available on the S1 Pro. The S1 Air can still handle a decent (claimed) 90kph top speed, very same as an Ather 450X. Underpinnings, weightWhere the S1 Pro sports Olas special single front fork, the S1 Air has a standard telescopic fork. Even at the rear, the S1 Air has twin shock absorbers instead of the monoshock setup on the S1 Pro. While the wheel sizes at 12-inches are the very same on both, the S1 Air makes usage of easier steel systems instead of the alloy ones on the S1 Pro. And, where the S1 Pro features disc brakes at both end, the S1 Air is equipped with easier drum brakes. As a result of all this, the S1 Air weighs 108 kg (simply 3 kg much heavier than a Honda Activa), a full 13 kg lighter than the 121 kg S1 Pro. Functions, storage spaceExcept for Hyper mode, the S1 Air gets all the very same electronic features as the S1 Pro. At 34 litres, its underseat boot is just 2 litres smaller compared to the 36 litre one on the S1 Pro. While the design of both e-scooters is the exact same, the S1 Air includes a fair bit of black plastic body panels. It likewise gets a single-piece tubular grab deal with compared to the split one on the S1 Pro. Its flat floorboard will be something users will value rather a bit over the banana-shaped one on the S1 Pro. While both e-scooters get the exact same full-colour 7-inch touchscreen TFT dash, the S1 Air has lower resolution (800 x 480) as compared to the S1 Pro (1280 x 768). PriceAs an outcome of all these distinctions, the Ola S1 Air expenses Rs 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom, introductory) till August 15, after which costs will increase to Rs 1.20 lakh. That makes it a fair bit more economical than the Rs 1.40 lakh S1 Pro, the Rs 1.31 lakh base TVS iQube and the Rs 1.42 lakh Bajaj Chetak. Even compared to the soon-to-be-launched Rs 1.30 lakh Ather 450S, the S1 Air is more economical. All prices are ex-showroom, Bengaluru, consisting of FAME-II subsidy.Also See: Ather 450X vs Ola S1 Pro vs TVS iQube S vs Bajaj Chetak EV scooter comparisonCopyright (c) Autocar India. All rights booked.
The S1 Air is simpler and more inexpensive than the Ola S1 Pro. Even at the back, the S1 Air has twin shock absorbers as opposed to the monoshock setup on the S1 Pro. And, where the S1 Pro comes with disc brakes at both end, the S1 Air is equipped with simpler drum brakes. Functions, storage spaceExcept for Hyper mode, the S1 Air gets all the exact same electronic features as the S1 Pro.