Initially, it was available in five color options whereas now it is available in 11 colours. What makes you stand out is the body of the S1 Air with the black panel at the bottom. On the other hand, the S1 and S1 Pro get color-matched panels. The grab rail on the S1 Air is a normal tubular metal one, while the S1 and S1 Pro get a cast aluminum unit.
The range of scooters is what really sets them apart from each other. The S1 Air has the smallest battery capacity of 2.5 kW, which gives an ARAI-certified range of 101 kms. On the other hand, the S1 gets a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery, which increases its range to 141 km. Whereas while the 4 kWh battery is available on the S1 Pro, it can run up to 181 km on a full charge.
However, the smaller the battery, the faster it will charge. So while the S1 Pro will take 6 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge, the S1 and S1 Air will charge in 5 hours and 4 hours and 30 minutes respectively. Due to the smaller battery, the S1 is much lighter than the Air (99 kg), S1 (121 kg curb) and S1 Pro (125 kg curb).
Both the S1 and S1 Pro get a 5.5 kW, mid-mounted motor pack, while the S1 Air is powered by a 3.5 kW motor. Whereas with its less powerful motor, the S1 Air accelerates from 0-40 kmph in 4.3 seconds, which is on par with the base variant of the TVS iQube. On the other hand, the S1 and S1 Pro accelerate to 40 kmph in 3.8 seconds and 2.9 seconds respectively.
The S1 Air and S1 don’t get Hyper Mode and Cruise Control like the S1 Pro. But other riding modes like Eco, Regular and Sport are available all three. The top speed of the S1 Pro is 116 kmph, while the top speed on the S1 Air and S1 is 85 kmph and 95 kmph respectively.
It is economical which is why the S1 Air has slightly fewer features but, all of them get a seven-inch touchscreen TFT console. The S1 Air gets a lot of features like both the scooters like reverse mode, smartphone connectivity, call control, ride mood and even party mode.
Standard telescopic fork with dual shock
While the S1 and S1 Pro come with the same fancy single-shock front suspension, the S1 Air has been replaced with standard telescopic forks with dual shocks at the rear and front. At the same time, instead of disc brakes like the S1 and S1 Pro, it gets drum brakes at both the ends.
The S1 Air is priced at Rs 84,999, while the Ola S1 is priced at Rs 99,999. If you are looking to replace your old petrol scooter with a feature-laden electric scooter, then both can be good options.
But if you are looking for more range and performance with a higher budget, then you can buy the top-of-the-line Ola S1 Pro at Rs 1,39,999 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).