This is how the manufacturer atone for sins: buyers of the most popular electric scooter get a more expensive version for free.
There was a continuation of the shady story with the electric scooters Ola S1 and S1 Pro, the buyers of which began to massively report problems. The manufacturer said that buyers of the standard Ola S1 model can get the older Ola S1 Pro module in return, but not everything is so simple.
Those who receive the Ola S1 Pro in exchange for the standard S1 Pro they bought will not be able to take advantage of the model’s increased range and speed. They will be locked at the software level.
It costs $ 400 to unlock them, but the company rightly notes that “customers get access to best-in-class hardware at the same price as the Ola S1. In the future, if you want to unlock the amazing software features, range and full potential of the Ola S1 Pro, you can do so by paying INR 30,000 (about $ 400). ”
On the outside, both Ola S1 models look the same, but the Pro variant offers a larger 3.97 kWh battery compared to the 2.98 kWh battery in the base variant. Other features include “hyper mode”, which is not available in the standard model. The Ola S1 costs about $ 1,350, while the older model is priced at $ 1,750. The Ola S1 has a range of up to 121 km, while the S1 Pro has 181 km.
Ola previously said that there were more pre-orders for the older model than for the base model. The manufacturer also dubbed the Ola S1 the most popular electric scooter in the world.