OLA S1 Pro vs Simple One Electric Scooter
India’s premium electric motorcycle space won two strong competitors last week on the Ola S1 and Simple One. Both are called powerful because of their advanced features, excellent performance and long distances. In fact, Simple One claims to offer the longest distance of any electric scooter in the world. Interestingly, these two scooters are competitively priced. The Ola S1 base model costs 1 lark, but the top-end S1 Pro is 1.3 times more expensive. Here is the difference between OLA S1 Pro vs Simple One.
On the other hand, the price of Simple One is 11,000 rupees. All of these prices are in front of the showroom and can be further reduced with government subsidies. But what if you are planning to buy a new electric scooter? Do I need to buy a Simple One (assuming I’m in the 13 states where this scooter is first available), or is the Ola S1 Pro better suited? Let’s find out.
Ola S1 Pro and Simple One: Practicality
The Ola S1 Pro offers 36 liters of space compared to 30 liters under the Simple One seat. This makes the Ola scooter a bit wider and more practical than the Simple One. However, the Simple One is lighter (110 kg of curb) than the Ola S1 Pro, which weighs 125 kg (curb). This makes SimpleOne a little easier to use than the Ola S1 Pro.
- Ola S1 Pro and Simple One: Both feature | OLA S1 Pro vs Simple One Electric Scooter
Electric scooters are extremely feature rich. The Ola S1 Pro comes with a 7-inch touchscreen dashboard with customizable graphics and widget layout, an integrated map with real-time navigation, and voice controls for phone and music control. In addition, the Ola S1 Pro includes cruise control, keyless start and lock / unlock, hill hold control, reverse drive mode, geofence, built-in speakers and more.
The Simple One also has connectivity features such as a 7-inch touch screen, geo-fence, SOS messaging, telemetry, customizable graphics, embedded navigation, tire pressure monitoring system, and smartphone connectivity for features such as phone and music.
Both electric scooters also receive smartphone apps that provide information such as speed, trip meter, odometer, battery level, and usable range. Therefore, both scooters are about the same in terms of onboard devices. However, the Ola S1 Pro has additional equipment such as cruise control and reverse drive mode. However, it’s worth noting that both SimpleOne and OlaS1 Pro support wireless updates. This means that companies will continue to improve their vehicles.
- Ola S1 Pro vs Simple One: Specs and riding range | OLA S1 Pro vs Simple One Electric Scooter
Ola S1 Pro has a 3.97 kWh battery pack that powers an electric motor delivering peak power of 11 bhp and 58 Nm. The scooter has three riding modes Normal, Sport, and Hyper and offers claimed riding range of up to 181 km on a single charge.
- Ola S1 can reach a top speed of 115 km/h and can sprint from zero to 40 km/h in 3 seconds.
Simple One, on the other hand, is powered by a 4.8 kWh lithiumion battery, a part of which is removable for added convenience. This battery powers a 6 bhp electric motor to develop 72 Nm of peak torque. This escooter has four riding modes Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic with the Eco mode offering a riding range of 236 km/charge at a top speed of 45 km/h to 50 km/h. And in terms of performance, the One sprints from 0 to 40 km / h in 2.95 seconds, reaching a top speed of 105 km/h.
These specifications show that the Ola S1 Pro can get a higher top speed, while the Simple One has a better initial pickup. And when it comes to charging, SimpleOne claims to offer a wider range than SimpleOne.
- Ola S1 Pro and Simple One: Charging time | OLA S1 Pro vs Simple One Electric Scooter
The battery of the Ola S1 Pro can be fully charged in 6 hours and 30 minutes with a conventional AC charger, but can be charged 75 km in 18 minutes with fast charging. With fast charging, you can extend the range of Simple One up to 2.5km in 1 minute. This brings the scooter to a range of approximately 75 km and allows for a 30-minute quick charge. Interestingly, the Simple One battery has removable components that make it easy to charge the battery at home or in the office.
- Ola S1 Pro and Simple One: Brake and Suspension Parts
The Ola S1 Pro uses a single-sided fork and monoshock, and the One uses a telescopic fork with a symmetrically mounted progressive monoshock. We believe that both suspension setups provide modest comfort, but testing these scooters in real-time conditions gives a definitive answer. Ola Roller’s braking tasks are performed with 220 mm front and 180 mm rear disc brakes, while SimpleOne has 200 mm front and 190 mm rear disc brakes. Comparison of
- Ola S1 Pro and Simple One: Price in India | OLA S1 Pro vs Simple One Electric Scooter
The S1 Pro will return to 1.3 racks and the Simple One will be priced at 1.1 racks. All of these prices are in the showroom and do not include government subsidies.