Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal announces ‘free upgrade’ for all Ola S1 buyers


Ola Electric started deliveries of its electric scooters Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro in December. Later, we found that all Ola S1 buyers were actually getting Ola S1 Pro scooters which were limited to Ola S1 features. The company sent an email to Ola S1 buyers informing them about the upgrade. Now Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal has come forward and confirmed that the company is still going to sell the Ola S1 Pro scooter, even to the buyers who have bought the Ola S1.

Agarwal claimed that Ola S1 buyers will get a free upgrade to Ola S1 Pro hardware. Under the hood, the scooters will be similar to the more expensive Pro model, which Ola has claimed will offer promised features for the Ola S1, including increased driving range and additional features.

Agarwal also added that all Ola S1 buyers will be able to fully upgrade the features of the Ola S1 Pro by opting for a performance upgrade. Ola has confirmed that Ola S1 buyers can pay an additional amount of Rs 30,000 to get the upgrade later.

In his tweet, Agarwal said, “We are upgrading all our S1 customers to S1 Pro hardware. You will get all S1 features and you can unlock the Pro range, Hyper Mode, other features with a performance upgrade. Mission Thank you for being an early supporter of Electric! Email to follow up with dispatch details in January, February.”


Ola S1 vs Ola S1 Pro

The price of Ola S1 is Rs 99,999 (not including subsidy) and the price of Ola S1 Pro is Rs 1,29,999. The higher variant not only offers more driving range and power, but it also offers many more premium features. However, many of these promised features will also not be available to Ola S1 Pro buyers till June this year.

ola s1 next purchase window

Earlier last week, Agarwal announced that the buying window for the next round of sales would open on January 21. He also shared a video of Ola Future Factory. After the completion of the second phase of sales, several Ola S1 scooters were parked and ready for dispatch.

In the second phase, only those buyers will be eligible to make the full payment who have already paid Rs 20,000 for booking and confirming their choice of scooter.

First appeared on BGR India after Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal announced a ‘free upgrade’ for all Ola S1 buyers.

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