Indian EV start-up Ola Electric and its first product, the S1 e-scooter, is well-documented to be the next four-wheeler.
The initial assumption was that the first electric car would be a compact hatchback for use in the city, but instead we now learned from an internal source that it would be a larger car, possibly a larger sedan.
This information was recently confirmed by Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal, who tweeted a picture of a mock-up with some fuzzy designs.
When Agarwal tweeted a picture of a design rendering with a hatchback nose Ola badge (also a wheel hub), speculation that it would be his first car compact was sparked by Ola Electric.
The Onebox hatchback has four flush-fitting doors, arrow-optimized wheels, no door handles, a black roof, nose-length glass space and an LED light bar that extends across the width of the vehicle.
However, the new image tweeted today reveals not just one for the Ola car, but several body styles.
The main focus is on a blue car labeled ‘Large sedan’ on the screen, when two design models are seen in the background, both a dull hatchback and a crossover.
A Large battery and the first electric car in the long range
We can confirm from our source that the first Ola electric car will get a large battery with a capacity of about 70-80kWh and consequently a long range.
Like its S1 and S1 Pro scooters, the brand aims to lead the range with its electric vehicles.
The 70-80kWh battery itself is very expensive, which will play a big role in the price of Ola electric car, so don’t expect it to be cheap.
Looking at its application in a ‘big sedan’, we can estimate that the starting price of the car is less than Rs. 25lakh.