Ola CEO asks users what accessories they want; people answer “Extinguisher”
In a somewhat unplanned internet trolling event, Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal was subjected to an unexpected response from his Twitter followers. Aggarwal, who is the head of riding company Ola Cabs and his new mobility company Ola Electric, recently asked his Twitter audience what accessories they would like to have in Ola’s first electric scooter – the S1 and S1 pro . However, no doubt to his surprise, his followers gave him answers he did not expect!
What accessories would you like to have with the Ola S1?
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) September 15, 2022
— Dhruva Pandey (@Dhruvapandey) September 15, 2022
Many Aggarwal followers responded to his tweet that they would like to see a fire extinguisher as an accessory. This response was a bit unfair, as most electric scooter fires reported involved scooters from other brands. Although that wasn’t the only hilarious response the company’s CEO received. Bhavish also received suggestions such as “100% Free Coupon”, “Extra battery as a gift will be a good thing”, and “A motor/battery that does not catch fire”.
But passing trolls, many followers responded with genuine and sensible accessory suggestions to the CEO. These included accessories such as custom helmets, women’s footrests, center stands, some type of protective guard, and a sturdy grab handle that can be used to move the vehicle. Many people engaged with Ola’s chef’s tweet and he also replied to a few of the great suggestions.
Ola is also preparing his electric car, which is expected to cost between Rs 40 and 50 lakhs. The company recently released a teaser and said that it will hit 0-1000 km/h in less than 4 seconds, making it India’s sportiest car when launched. Not for the aam aadmi, of course!
In other Ola Electric scooter-related news, the S1 Pro edition of the company’s current electric scooter recently received a new color scheme. On the occasion of Independence Day, a limited series of only 1947 pieces in the new color Khakhi was released. Additionally, this Holi, the company also released the limited-production Gerua paint scheme for the scooter.
Currently, the Ola S1 offers 141 kilometers of ARAI-certified range. Meanwhile, Ola claims 128 kilometers of “True Range” in Eco mode while the claimed range drops to 101 Kms and 90 Kms in Normal and Sport modes. The Ola S1 doesn’t get the Hyper mode which is offered exclusively on the more expensive S1 Pro. As for other changes, the Ola S1 gets a smaller 3 kWh battery but boasts the same 8.5 KW power rating as the S1 Pro.
Meanwhile, the Ola S1 Pro is powered by an 8.5kW electric motor, which produces 58Nm of torque and gives a 0-60kph sprint time of 5 seconds. In Hyper mode, the scooter is capable of reaching a top speed of 115 km/h. The scooter has a 3.97 kWh battery on board, which takes 6 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge via regular household power. Claimed maximum range is a best segment of 181 km. Recently, Ola Electric relaunched the S1 electric scooter and priced it at Rs. 99,999 ex-showroom. On the other hand, the Ola S1 Pro has a sticker price of Rs 1.30 lakh.