With 70,000 electric scooters already sold this yearOla Electric has been responsible for raising the market share of electric motorcycles in India by itself from 1 to 5%, and after revolutionizing the Indian market and settling its production at a set pace, now the brand looks to the sector of all four wheels and announces the earliest data of his first electric car. A model that is not going to be considered for the Indian market, as is almost the norm, of an economic model.
This was announced by the CEO of the company, Bhavish Aggarwalwhich taking advantage of the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence, has held an event called Mission Electric 2022, in which it has announced several keys to the future both in the short and medium term for Ola Electric.
Aggarwal says that traditional manufacturers have a wrong perception of what Indian consumers are looking for, and that he has shown this thanks to the Ola S1, his electric scooter. This is what has motivated the head of the company to take his vision to the field of four wheels and thus form an electric ‘hub’ that brings together everything from the production of battery cells to the production of electric motorcycles and cars. in the same area.
Based on what Aggarwal has detailed, the company intends to produce a million electric cars by the time your plans have come trueand that his models are not only marketed in India, but that he wants his vision to also benefit other markets, since he believes that the type of electric car that India needs and wants, can also be very disruptive in the rest of the world.
Although they have dared to confirm until six different models that will take shape around two platformsfor the moment they have focused on giving some information about the first of all, which according to Aggarwal himself, not because it is a model for India, we are talking about an electric car of small size and economic cut, which is what the big brands have become accustomed to importing into the country.
The CEO of Ola Electric has described his first four-wheeler as “one of the fastest electric cars in the country,” with a zero to one hundred which will be below 4 seconds and a drag coefficient less than 0.21which will give you the ability to homologate a autonomy greater than 500 kilometers for each charge of your battery.
Not content with this, Aggarwal has also confirmed that it will feature its imminent MoveOS operating system, glass ceiling, and keyless technology, but it will also be a “hands-free” car, that is, it will have autonomous driving technology.
The brand has also hinted at certain features of its design. The images that have accompanied the statements of the CEO of Ola Electric show a body with a teardrop profile (similar to that of a Tesla Model 3 or a Toyota Prius), as well as certain SUV attributes (such as protection in the steps of wheel).
Along with all this, Ola has confirmed that it will be in 2024 when your electric car hits the streets. A goal, without a doubt, ambitious. However, and given that the brand has already shown what it is capable of with the Ola S1, it is expected that they will stay within their forecasts in terms of deadlines.