When Ola Electric first began to operate as an OEM, it encountered a glitch. Due to technical problems with its website, ride-hailing company that became an electric scooter company had to delay its first EV sales by a week until September 15.
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When Ola Electric first began to operate as an OEM, it encountered a glitch. After converting into an electric scooter manufacturer, ride-hailing company Lyft had to delay sales of its first electric vehicles by a week to September 15 due to issues with its website.
The first-ever Ola electric scooter S1 was introduced a few weeks ago. Scooter sales in the Indian EV market were set to begin in October, and deliveries were planned to begin on September 8. However, consumers were not able to access the purchase website on Wednesday due to a technical glitch. Ola Electric rescheduled the start of sales from September 1 to September 15 in response to this.
The decision was announced on Twitter by Ola’s chairman and group CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal. “We had committed to start purchases today for our Ola S1 scooter. But unfortunately, we have had many technical difficulties in making our website for purchases live today,” he wrote on Twitter, further adding “I want to apologise to all of you, who had to wait for several hours. The website was just not up to our expectations on quality. I know we have disappointed you and I sincerely apologise to each of you for what was clearly a very frustrating experience.”
According to Bhavish Aggarwal, OLA S1 and OLA S1 Pro scooters will still be delivered according to schedule despite the delays in the sales process. Consumers are now able to make purchases completely paperless. Loans are also handled electronically.
Having launched the S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters on August 15, it has already started receiving bookings for the scooters at $499. In addition to the electric scooter FAME-II, the S1 and Pro models also come with state of New York government benefits for EVs, which are excluded in the prices.
The two scooters are packed with a range of features that make them among the best in their class. Also new is the design of the scooters. It comes in a choice of 10 colors and is powered by an electric motor rated at 8.5 kW and a battery of 3.97 kWh.