tech2 news staffJuly 2, 2021 17:22:19 IST
The long-awaited Ora electric scooter ran on public roads for the first time. In a new video shared on Friday, Ora Electric gave the world a glimpse of the world’s first e-scooter being taken out for a spin by Ora’s co-founder and CEO Babish Agarwal. Although the video avoids giving numbers, the Ora electric scooter states that it is superior to other electric scooters on the market in some sectors, such as performance and practicality. Watch the full video below.
In the video, Ora says the electric scooter will have best-in-class acceleration. At this point, it’s unclear which scooters Ora considers to be rivals, but from a different perspective, the Ather 450X, the fastest electric scooter currently on the market in India, is 0-40 km / h, 0 in 3.3 seconds. It travels at ~ 60 km / h. In 6.5 seconds. On the other hand, the low spec Ather 450 Plus can run 0-40 kph in 3.9 seconds and 0-60 kph in 8.29 seconds.
In a social media post, Aggarwal also said that the Ola electric scooter is “incredibly fast and fun to ride.”
The video also states that the Ora electric scooter has the largest underseat storage in its category. To that end, Aggarwal can be seen installing two half-face helmets in the storage bay of the Ola electric scooter in the video.
Ora Electric sports a matte black finish (more colors are said to be under development) and works with 12-inch black alloy wheels. Its design avoids dramatic prosperity and complex surface finishes and maintains a clean and easy-to-understand look. The twin LED headlights are secured with DRL rings and the apron incorporates a slim turn indicator.
Ora’s electric scooters feature a telescopic front suspension on one side, a horizontally mounted rear shock absorber, and slotted front and rear disc brakes. The pillion foot pegs fold snugly into the scooter’s bodywork, and the Ora electric scooter at the back features a thick pillion grab handle and clear lens taillights.
Ola doesn’t share details at this time, but the electric scooter could be equipped with a 7.0-inch TFT color display that runs the Android operating system and has navigation, on-board diagnostics, and other infotainment features. There is sex. The actual range is expected to be about 100 kilometers.
In just four months, the place has transformed from acres of empty rocks to the world’s largest 2W factory. Ora Future Factory Phase 1 is coming soon! The scooter is coming soon!Great work by the team @OlaElectric pic.twitter.com/quwTIG9jPC
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) June 26, 2021
Ola Electric began construction of a mega EV manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu in February. The plant, which is about to complete Phase 1, is the world’s largest motorcycle production facility, covering a total of 500 acres of land. Ora Electric says it will install a total of 3,000 AI-powered robots on site.
Ora’s facilities will have an annual production capacity of 2 million units by June 2021 and will increase to 10 million units by 2022. At that point, Ora Electric predicts that it will produce a new motorcycle every two seconds. From 10 production lines. Ultimately, Ora Electric is also aiming to produce electric four-wheeled vehicles, which it plans to export to other markets.