Ola Electric, one of the leading electric two-wheeler makers in India, has announced a flat discount of Rs 20,000 on the newly-launched S1 X+ electric scooter, which is now priced at Rs 89,999, ex-showroom. The discount is applicable to all S1 X+ bookings for the month of December 2023, as part of the company’s ‘December to Remember’ campaign.
The campaign also features several other offers and discount schemes for the customers who want to buy Ola’s electric scooters. These include discounts up to Rs 5,000 on select credit cards, zero down payment, zero processing fee, and interest rates as low as 6.99 percent.
S1 X+ vs Dot One: A Competitive Move?
The announcement on the price cut comes days after the Bengaluru-based EV startup Simple Energy announced that it will be launching an affordable variant of its maiden product, the Simple One, on December 15. Christened as ‘Dot One’, this product will remain unchanged entirely in terms of performance, design, and specs, but it will come with the fixed battery only, thus compromising on the range.
These changes will accommodate the price reductions that will make the model further competitive and put on a fight in the sub-Rs 1 lakh space. The Dot One is expected to be priced around Rs 95,000, ex-showroom. This could be one of the reasons why Ola decided to slash the price of the S1 X+ variant, which is now cheaper than the Dot One by Rs 5,000.
S1 X+ Features and Specifications
The S1 X+ is one of the three variants of the S1 X electric scooter, which was launched in November 2023 along with the S1 Pro (2nd Generation) and the S1 Air. The S1 X+ employs a 3 kWh battery providing a claimed range of 151 km. Powered by a 6kW motor, it accelerates from 0-40 kmph in 3.3 seconds and gets a top speed of 90 kmph.
The S1 X+ also gets a LCD display, unlike the S1 Air which has a TFT display. It also comes with features like reverse mode, cruise control, hill hold, and voice assistant. The S1 X+ is available in 10 colour options, including black, white, red, blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, silver, and gold.
The S1 X+ can be booked online on the Ola Electric website or app, or offline at the Ola Experience Centres across the country, with a token amount of Rs 999. The deliveries are expected to start from January 2024.