Chetak Electric and Ola S1 Air are two popular electric scooters in India that offer eco-friendly and cost-effective commuting solutions. Here’s a brief comparison between the two:
Design and Build:
The Chetak Electric has a retro-style design and comes with a steel body that gives it a classic look. The Ola S1 Air, on the other hand, has a modern design and is built with a fiber body that makes it lightweight and durable. Ola S1 Air has 34 liters of boot space. You also get the option of dual tone body in this scooter with flatboard design. The weight of scooter with 2kw battery capacity is 99 kg, 103 kg for 3kw battery capacity and 107 kg for 4kw battery capacity. Apart from this, the scooter has rear twin suspension, front telescope fork and world class technology and features. The scooter (OLA S1 Air) has a 10W power speaker.
Battery and Range:
The Chetak Electric is powered by a 3kWh lithium-ion battery that offers a range of up to 95 kilometers on a single charge. The range of electric scooter Ola S1 Air is different in all three variants. According to the battery capacity, the electric scooter with 2kw variant travels up to 85 km in a single charge, the scooter with 3kw battery capacity 125 km and the variant with 4kw battery capacity travels up to 165 km. The motor power in Ola S1 Air is 4.5 kw.
Along with designing the scooter in the best way, the company has given it a powerful motor, which gives it 7.5 bhp and 10.8 Newton meters of torque. It takes 3.5 hours to four hours to charge the battery found in the scooter. After this, according to the company, it gives a range of 90 kilometers, but when we drove it, it was giving a range of about 80 to 85 kilometers. The Ola S1 Air has a top speed of 90 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 40 km/h in 3.6 seconds.
The Chetak Electric takes 5 hours to fully charge its battery using a standard charger, and 1 hour to charge up to 25% using a fast charger. The Ola S1 Air takes about 4 hours to fully charge its battery using a standard charger and about 1 hour 15 minutes to charge up to 50% using a fast charger.
The Chetak Electric comes with a digital instrument cluster, LED lights, and a mobile app that allows you to track the scooter’s location and get maintenance reminders. You also get car like features in Chetak Electric. A remote is supplied with the scooter, which the person riding the scooter can keep in his pocket. The scooter stops working after going a certain distance which is a great thing for safety. The Ola S1 Air comes with a large touchscreen display, which offers navigation, music, and other features. It also features a futuristic design and offers better performance than the Chetak Electric.
The Chetak Electric is priced at around Rs. 1.46 lakhs, while the Ola S1 Air is priced at around Rs. 1.10 lakhs.
In conclusion, both Chetak Electric and Ola S1 Air are good options for those looking for an eco-friendly and cost-effective mode of transportation. While the Chetak Electric offers a retro-style design and a decent range, the Ola S1 Air offers a futuristic design, better range, and better performance. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on personal preferences, requirements, and budget.