The Budget Electric Scooter Competition
Electric vehicles are getting more expensive as the FAME II incentives disappear. To address this issue, manufacturers of electric vehicles are developing more reasonably priced electric scooters. Two companies with the newest products are Ola and Ather, with the S1 Air and 450S. Let’s examine the Ola S1 Air and Ather 450S scooters more closely to see what they offer and how they stack up against one another.
The Ola S1 Air first resembles the S1 Pro in appearance, but closer inspection reveals that the S1 Air also has 12-inch alloy wheels, twin rear shocks, and a part of the rear panels, which is blacked out. However, the S1 Air receives a comparable headlight arrangement to the S1 Pro, weighing 13 kg less. Like the 450X, the Ather 450S features a simple design and sharp sports style. The 450S will have alloy wheels, telescopic front forks, a mono-shock at the back, and LED headlights.
The Ola S1 Air has a 3kWh battery pack as opposed to the 4kWh battery pack of the S1 Pro, and its peak power output is 4.5kW less than the S1 Pro’s 8.5kW. Ola claims that its battery pack can be fully charged in 5 hours and has a range of 125 kilometres in Eco mode. Ather has made similar measures with the 450S, which has a 3kWh battery pack instead of the 3.7kWh battery pack in the 450X. Ather says that the 450S offers a range of 115 km while the 450X provides a range of 146 km on a full charge.
Features For Ola S1 Air vs Ather 450S
Except for the Hyper mode, the Ola S1 Air has all the capabilities that the S1 Pro has. Additionally, the S1 Air features a flat floorboard and a 34-litre boot that is smaller. The TFT display is similar to the Pro but with a lower resolution. Additionally, the Ather eliminates several functionalities, but it still needs to discover what it has left out to keep the 450S more reasonably priced. The display, which can take on a much simpler shape with phone connectivity, is a given. Keep checking for more information about the new Ather 450S as it becomes available.
These low-cost electric scooter competitors—the Ola S1 Air and Ather 450s—offer unique features and benefits. The Ola S1 Air dazzles with its competitive pricing, vast service network, and modern style. The Ather 450s, on the other hand, stands out for its superior performance, cutting-edge technology, and a higher level of construction. Choosing between them depends on whether you value affordability and convenience more, in which case the Ola S1 Air is the better option, or whether you prefer the Ather 450s’ high-end features and higher performance. In the end, your choice should be in line with your unique preferences and needs.