This is the second delay in the purchase window of the Ola S1 electric scooter. It was originally scheduled to start on November 1 and was later postponed to December 16. It has now been rescheduled to late January 2022.
Ola Electric will only accept the next batch of pre-orders for S1 electric scooters in January 2022
The waiting time to get the Ola S1 electric scooter was longer than expected. Ola Electric once again postponed the second online purchase window, which the company announced in an email sent to potential buyers. This is the second delay in the next purchase window. It was originally scheduled to start on November 1, but was later postponed to December 16, 2021. However, Ola Electric will now confirm the booking window only at a certain time in late January 2022. Ola has confirmed its development towards carandbike.
In addition to the booking window, Ola recently notified customers that the delivery of S1 and S1 Pro will also be delayed and will now take place in the second half of December 2021.
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Delivery was originally scheduled to start between October and November this year. With the delay of the procurement window, Ola focused on completing the delivery first and conducting trial rides in 1,000 cities and towns across the country. It is worth noting that, unlike in the past, the company did not disclose the exact date of the booking window. The delay was attributed to a global shortage of chips.
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In a statement to customers, Ola Electric’s email read: “We are focused on meeting the needs of existing buyers and will expand our test rides in India to more than 1,000 cities and towns by December 15th. Make sure that everyone who pays 499 rupees to book can test drive the revolutionary Ola S1.”
Ola Electric initially opened reservations in mid-September, and when the purchase window opens, customers need to pay 20,000 rupees to book a vehicle. Currently, the company is working hard to deliver scooters to the first batch of customers. Ola S1 is priced at 85,099 rupees, up to a maximum of 1 lakh rupees (all prices, after FAME II subsidies in Delhi’s former showroom).