Ola Electric once again delays S1 electric scooter purchase window, now to start in January 2022

This is the second delay in the purchase window for the Ola S1 electric scooter, which was originally scheduled to start from November 1 and was later extended to December 16. Now it has been rescheduled till the end of January 2022.



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Ola Electric to accept the next batch of bookings for the S1 e-scooter in January 2022 only

The wait for the Ola S1 electric scooter will be longer than you can expect to get your hands on. Ola Electric has once again postponed its second online purchase window, the company announced in an email sent to potential buyers. This is the second time that the next purchase window has been delayed. It was originally scheduled to start on November 1 and was later extended to December 16, 2021. However, Ola Electric has now confirmed that the booking window will open only at the end of January 2022. Ola has confirmed the development of carandbike.

Apart from the booking window, Ola recently informed customers that the deliveries of the S1 and S1 Pro will also be delayed and will now be in the second half of December 2021.

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Ola Electric had originally opened reservations in mid-September for ₹499, while customers would have to pay ₹20,000 to book the vehicle.

The deliveries were originally scheduled to start between October and November this year. With the delay in the purchase window, Ola is focusing on completing the deliveries first and is also conducting test rides in 1000 cities and towns across the country. It is also interesting that unlike the previous occasions, the company has not revealed the exact date of opening of the booking window this time. The delay was attributed to global chip shortages.

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In its statement to customers, Ola Electric’s email read, “We are focused to cater to existing buyers as well as expand our test rides to over 1,000 cities and towns across India by 15th December , so as to ensure that those who have booked by paying Rs 499 can test-drive the revolutionary Ola S1.”

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The reason for the delay in opening the purchase window is to reduce the waiting period for the next batch of customers

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Ola Electric originally opened reservations in mid-September, while customers have to pay ₹20,000 to book a vehicle when the purchase window is open. At present, the company is working towards taking the scooter to the first batch of customers. The Ola S1 is priced at ₹ 85,099, which goes up to ₹ 1.10 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi after FAME II subsidy).

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