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Ola has announced two new electric scooter models, the S1 and S1 Pro.

The two scooters start from Rs 99,999 or less than £1,000. Both models come with 7-inch touchscreens with GPS and a digital voice assistant to play music and make phone calls. 

What’s more, Ola is planning to produce the scooters in its Indian megafactory – with a planned capacity of 10 million vehicles per year.

The cheaper S1 model is powered by an 8.5 kW electric motor that can propel the scooter to a top speed of 56 mph. The S1 Pro, meanwhile, can manage a frightening 71 mph.

The scooters’ batteries are hidden under the rider’s feet thanks to an unusual banana-shaped battery pack. The S1 gets a 3 kWh unit that can manage 75 miles of range while the S1 Pro gets a 4 kWh pack that can hit 112 miles on a single charge. 

The batteries aren’t removable but can manage a 46-mile range from an 18-minute charge.

Soontobeyours1@1xThe S1 and S1 Pro models are pretty high tech, too. The 7-inch touchscreen displays GPS-based map navigation, while the digital voice assistant will let you play music.

The scooters will also come with a dedicated app that offers a lot of control. Riders can open the boot, adjust the lighting, set geofencing boundaries, and modify electronic sound profiles. 

You can even create rider profiles for friends and family members so the scooter can remember each riders’ performance and UI preferences. 

Both scooters also come with proximity sensors so you can unlock your ride as you approach it, with no need to unlock it.

The scooters will be available in 10 different colours, with reservations opening on 8 September ahead of expected delivery in October.  

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