Scott eBike and OLA electric scooter owner
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It was back on 22th May I tried my first hand on Hypermiling, this was the first time I tried on an EV so, summed up the below. Go to the last part of this blog to read about it.
SECOND & THIRD ATTEMPTS:
The first attempt was done on software version 1.0.16 then further I had got MoveOs2 beta version before the OLA Factory event visit I wanted to try hypermiling on it to see whether I can achieve may be 300 km. With Software in 1.0.16 ,I was getting close to 2.7-2.9 km/1% drop of SOC on my range test. While I was always thinking to complete 200 km /charge challenge on my first hypermiling try, but never a thought came out that I could do a max range test on this software. I was of the opinion that with further updates this 2.7-2.9 km/1% drop of SOC would stay & I can further do the hypermiling again.
May be if was smart on my first try I could have done 300 km easily, as last 70km leg of my ride I was around 25-30km/h always could have extracted more. So, once my schedule allowed me to try the MoveOs2 beta hypermilling I decided to do following things differently :
- To start early mid night by 1 am or 2 am so that i can get maximum time before the 12 am reset next cycle.
- Being harsh summers so it would be convenient to hypermile at Night/early morning due to cooler temperatures.
- Tyre pressure I kept around 36 psi front & rear.
- Picked the same route adding on same bypass roads & Patiala-Sangrur highway.
- No usage of Speakers or Bluetooth connectivity.
- Minimal Screen Brightness to be kept as well.
- Cruise Control (Normal mode) & Eco mode will help to achieve it less stressful this was i thought.
I was in the impression that once I ride it will behave the same way as was in previous 200 km attempt. Expecting to the same efficiency & this time I would have an advantage of the Eco mode, cruise control as well, they will help me achieve it easily isn’t it. 100% charge was done so was Dark Knight (Ola S1 Pro) was ready to hit the road in mid-night cool weather. Plan was to first do 5% battery on Eco mode and then 5% with Cruise mode at 20km/h in N mode. Started the ride in eco mode, at speeds around 20 km/h then halted to see the stats at 96% SOC I had done 10 km then I shifted to Normal mode with Cruise control at 89% SOC i had done 27 km. While riding I was comparing with my first 200 km so, at 89% SOC it was 30 km, basically I was doing almost fine.
So by the time I did 100 km I was at 59% SOC while I had done 100 km at 62% SOC in my first hypermile stint. I was more or like sure that 300 km May not be in reach, but I wanted to ride and see May be I could extract more efficiency. Eventually I reached by 151 km at 39% SOC ,I made peace with the fact that I may not be able to do 300 km. I had done 150 km with 40% SOC in my first stint.
Hence, it was nearly at par with my 1st hypermile with only difference being I was not able to get 2.8-2.9 km/1% drop, which I was extracting on my first hypermile it was just to complete 200 km hence I raised the speed eventually, to end it. Further,I now was sure it’s not possible to manage 300 km, thus wanted to complete 200 km and give it a day.
Hence, completed 200 km at 20% Soc it was nearly impossible to do 100 km on last 20%. So didn’t ride further ,as was tired with riding for 15-16 hours.
I was wondering when 200 km challenge was on, many owners did it, so it’s all about patience, along with a proper EV strategy it’s easily achieve-able for all who want to try. Meaning 200 km /charge is simple easily possible on OLA s1 pro easily, of-course you need to have patience & perseverance.
But why was I not able to do 300 km challenge as opposed to other owners doing it though 3-4 only
Eventually, I listed may be :
- May be I was in Normal mode used cruise control,for 10% battery vs Eco mode.
- 67kg my weight a rider around 58-55 Kg
- More tyre pressure 45-50 psi around I had 36 psi
- In MoveOs2 beta below 75% Regn kicks in and it’s really very very intrusive to cruising
- May be owners used Slopes around Ghats or Hill or some Un fair means no idea.
- Or my strategy was wrong I had no idea.
Friends were like you don’t have to do this when I did my 200 km first time I did in hot harsh weather even forearms got tanned, eventually none was appreciated by the Ola team wasn’t considered winner of the 200 km/charge challenge it was hurting for not getting the prize but it was more on doing it but not getting acknowledged. Then I introspected may be it’s the MoveOs2 beta version and it’s heavy Regen due to which I was not able to cruise properly.
I was still confused, no one has properly posted on 300 km rides do/don’t as well. But having to do a 300 km on single charge always was on my mind, I got the MoveOs 2 Stable update.
And again I wanted to have it a go again, yes again.
MoveOs 2 : 300km try again !!
So, after being disappointed with not achieving 300 km/charge after the stable update I thought to try, it once more as had seen tweets of 300 km /charge owners. Again thought was if they can do so can I.
This time,I took the images of Santosh who did the 300 km /charge and now my aim was to check my attempt ,superimpose on his along with.
- So,I started with Eco mode, speeds around 20-22 kmph ,eventually first check was 89% SOC, I was around 26 km vs Santosh 26 km exactly the same.
- Then at 62 km I was 77% SOC ,while Santosh was 58 km at 74% SOC
- Eventually at 100 km I was 61% SOC and Santosh was 93km at 62% here I was like I can do it know as was doing better than Santosh.
- Comparing to my last two rides I was bit confused at everytime I am getting 100 km around 59-62% SOC.
- Then I decided to check around 50% SOC ,i had done 126 km.
- Then I checked Santosh figures he managed to reach 142 km at 51% SOC from 93 km at 62%
- He managed 44 km with 11% thus 1% = 4 km ,such efficiency can only be achieved if u took ur Ola S1 to High slopes then drove down to achieve such numbers.
- Santosh reached 198 km at 35% SOC from 142 km at 51% SOC.
- 56 km in 16% which was again 3.5km/1% drop.
- At 35% SOC I was around 161 km vs 198 km of Santosh.
- A deficit of 37 km only.
- Eventually at 65% consumption : I had done 2.47 km /1% drop leading to 161km
- Santosh had done around 3 km/1% drop leading to 198 km
But why ?
I was doing the 2.47-2.5 km/1% drop that’s the best I could manage, but comparing to Santosh figures post 50% his figures efficiency was unreal, it seemed he rode to a slope for 60% of his ride Completing 100 km then downhill.
I attribute it to the software may be, but I have been getting same figures every time, temperature were nice in my last two attempts, or my weight is 67 Kg or I had to keep the tyre pressure around 55 psi May be more no idea.
Now I can easily say with high degree of confidence say 300 km/single charge is just not possible in plain terrain. Seems you need high tyre pressure,55-56 Kg weight rider, slopes, may be some unfair means to do the needful, no idea, I am still amused to be very true.
Seems I may be the only Ola owner in India to do 200 km /charge three times.(now seven)
May be will try fastest time to reach 200 Km/charge, as currently it’s 10-12 hours for all.
Now coming to the third aspect of post stable MoveOs2.
I was eagerly waiting for the MoveOs2 update via OTA but eventually I had to get my Right Side View mirror replaced as it was rattling hence generated a service ticket prompt response I got from the Ola service team and hence,I requested them that I would be at Panchkula for a personal visit they can collect the Dark Knight from my local place.
Eventually they picked up the Dark Knight OLA service guys told me that if u haven’t received the OTA we can do update your Dark Knight from Beta MoveOs2 to Stable MoveOs2.
So,Dark knight was back with mirror issue sorted along-with Stable MoveOs2 version. I was already using beta MoveOs2 so was well aware with the usage of it.
I started with 95% SOC and with calculation of efficiencies with me, it was imperative that if you do 30km/h you can Complete 200 km in around 6 hours.
Another important catch is on the Odometer while it’s Km readings are accurate but there is a speedometer error of 5-4 km/h upto 50 km/h then this error keeps rising upto 7-8 km/h I inadvertently missed this factor and landed up doing poor time vs km timings.
- In this attempt I started around 2.52 pm thinking I would wind up around 10 pm.
- Initial speeds were 36km/h then landed up doing 30 km/h I completed 100 km around 7.55 pm it was around 5 hours I wasn’t getting the times, then I realised I have to be at the GPS speeds not Odo.
- Eventually I was doing 30 km/h later once the low battery icon came I was more conservative and landed up doing 200 km by 12.01 am.
This was a setback as I had efficiency calculations so what went wrong.
I summed up :
- 5% loss of SOC already I lost 10 km.
- Tyre pressure were not correct rear one
- Poor strategy (most important)
In this attempt it was a overcast day weather was really conducive for a ride on highway. With re-strategising knowing the Odo/GPS speed difference proper tyre pressure.
- This time I had 97% SOC ,time of start was 2.52 pm.
- Initially started riding with speeds of 32 km/h later to 36 km/h I was getting good efficiency numbers thinking that I increased the speeds to 40km/h then 45km/h I landed up doing 50 km in about an hour, it was really overwhelming & now I just had to do 150 km I had time on my side as well.
- Eventually I did 100 km at around 5.52 pm in 3 hours ,with 51% SOC remaining.
- Numbers were really good,I started riding at 30 km/h eventually completed 150km around 7.41 pm with 25% SOC thus in about 4 hours 50 min.
- Last 50 km with 25% SOC should be a cake walk, with range anxiety kicking in I thought of conserving more energy per km.
- So, I landed up sabotaging my superb efficiency numbers, with slow speeds and needed up doing 200 km at 10.27 pm.
- Thus for the last 50 km 2 hours 40 min which was a disaster. In this attempt i did 200 km in 7 hours 35 min.
- I was thinking I was putting superb efficiency numbers, why did I panicked in last 50 km ? At 150 with 25% I had 41 km range in Eco and 37 in Normal mode.
- Range anxiety kicked in leading to poor management
- In N mode u can use cruise control upto 15% beyond that it’s Eco mode only
- Last 10% of the ride will show 23 km, ideally anyone attempting this should do 182-185 km upto 90% then last can be dashed up this I missed altogether
- I kept on riding at low speed 25 km/h
- Moral was simple always start at 100% for any challenge even 7-10 km of range in 3-4% battery eventually means a lot to Overall figures.
- In the last 23 km of ride here u can ride around 35-40 km/h & you can easily do 20-19 km with last 1% acting as buffer where limp mode at 35-40 km/h will give you 6 km always. This factor I missed out completely hence if you reach 180 km above even when 23km remains u can ride at 40 km/h to do the needful.
- Therefore If I had 150 km at 25% in 15% last leg with 37 km/h speeds I could have done 27-30 km even at 1.8 km/1% SOC drop thus doing 178-180 km around 10% beyond that I could have dashed to 200 km/h
- Thus 150 km in 4h 50 min, even if I took 27-30 km for 50 min, then 35 min more would have resulted in 1.30-1.40 hr/min ride, thus 6.15-6.20 hr/min I would have done it easily.
Thus important lessons I learnt :
- Always start at 100% for any challenge.
- Keep speeds more efficient initial start of ride helps to ride fast in the end, as motor is more efficient in Initial SOC%
- 20% SOC always be in your local area thus range anxiety needs to be avoided
- Tyre pressure on highways need to be 7-10 Psi more vs recommended if we want more efficiency
- With two attempts inputs, with regards to efficiency figures, last 25% SOC ,range anxiety. I wanted to give my last attempt with discipline, so i re-strategized yet again.
6th July 2022
With experience of so many rides, it seemed now i am a Pro with Hypermiling with all the data to play around.
So went for the last attempt. The plan this time was simple with an average speed of 30 km/h we can do 180 km in 6 hours, this needs to be the base of calculations.
Thus pointers :
- Plan was to start the ride at SOC 100%
- With tyre pressure 5-6psi more than recommended,
- To keep speeds initially around 32-35 km/h thus GPS speed will be 29-32 km/h eventually.
- Need to be more efficient during initial 100 km so that last 50 km can be planned faster.
- And then plan change accordingly, during ride as everything is dynamic.
- I started at 3.34 pm, at 100% SOC took the route to highway without any traffic lights.
- Initially I kept speeds upto 35 km/h as this will be around 30 km/h GPS speeds.
- I reached 23km around 90% SOC remaining thus was doing around 2.4-2.3 km/1% SOC drop it I was confident to doing 182-185 km upto that remaining 10% SOC for last 23 km dash.Gradually I raised the speed to 37 km/h reflecting 32 km/h on GPS speed, by the time I did 100 km, it was 6.55 pm with 59% SOC remaining.
- So,I took around 3 hours 23 min to complete 100 km.
- Now If I had to compare it with my previous attempt I did 100 km in 3 hours ,with 51% SOC remaining.
- Now I realised two things I raised the speed in my previous attempt to 45 km/h & 97% SOC start didn’t helped with other factors i already summed up.
- With putting up some good efficiency numbers,I decided to raise the speed further I kept to 40 km/h thus completing 150 km in 5 hours 42 min.
- Now with 50 km with in sight & 25% SOC, I was confident of doing the dash ride.
- So,I raised the speed upto 45 km/h, further reaching 173 km at 15% SOC in around 9.04 pm thus took 5 hr 36 min.
- Here after reaching 180 km I had 10% SOC ,I kept speeds around 40 km/h to complete 200 km around 9.53 pm thus took 49 min to complete last 27 km.
- Eventually I landed up doing 200 km in 6 hours 16 min (excludes stoppages)
- This was incredible indeed.
7th July 2022
Final Attempt : This will be the 7th time. After successfully completing 200 km in 6 hours 19 min, I was wondering if I could better it for one last time. In this attempt same aspects were covered reboot & 100% SOC, with 7-8 psi more than recommended tyre pressure. In this attempt base was to do a 2km/1% SOC to reach 180 km plus (roughly 185-188 km) at 10% SOC so that in final run of remaining 10% SOC , I can complete,200 km as last 1% you can do 6km at 40 km/h.
- In this run I kept the initial speed at 45 km/h on Odo (40 km/h on GPS) continued it till 10% reached around 20 km.
- Then gradually I shifted to 42-43 km/h at around 77% SOC, I completed
- 50 km thus 2.17 km/1% SOC i was estimated to do a 195 km at 90% but that will not happen as we see because efficiency drops eventually.
- Continued at 43 km/h completed
- 100 km at 51% SOC remaining thus consumed around 49% SOC efficiency was around 2.04 km/1% SOC drop again it was what we desired.
- I started around 4.24 (4.19 pm but then got tyre pressure sorted took 2-3 min) ,100 km was done in around less than 3 hours roughly around 2 hr 51 min which was really superb.
- I continued 42 km/h between 6-7 km I reduced the speed to 38 km/h just to be in the zone of 2 km/1% SOC drop.
- Eventually completed 150 km & I had 26% SOC remaining with N mode range as 39 km deficit of 11 km.
- Time taken for 150 km was 4 hours 25 min this was really good numbers.
- From 150 km I decided to keep speeds around 38km/h to keep the efficiency around 2km/1% SOC drop.
- At around 90% SOC consumed ,I reached 187 km.
- Eventually we did 2.07 km/1% SOC drop which was our desired figure at the start of the ride.
- Eventually completed 200 km with 4% SOC remaining I was in limp mode ( last 1% SOC you can ride for 6 km)
- Time consumed for 200 km after deducting tyre pressure check (2 min) then stop overs at 50,100,150 km (4 min) this 4.19 pm I started completed at 10.19 pm, thus 5 hours 56 min I consumed max speed I touched was 46 km/h eventually avg of 38 km/h.
- It seems you can easily ride between 45 km/h giving u GPS speed of 40 km/h can do easily 170 km in Normal mode upto 15% of Soc.
Ola s1 pro is quite efficient as an ev. Having driven at varied speed now we can strategize travel know how much km/1% drop off SOC can be done thus helping with more range. I mean we have come a long way from 12-9 hours of rides, to just below 6 hours to complete 200 km is simply awesome!
A friend in Ev group says it’s all about KYC (“Know Your Car” ) of ur EV too understand how much range you can put thus helping every owner.
Although I was still wondering why I wasn’t selected for 200 km challenge completion on single charge.
I decided to try 300 km /charge with moveOs2 which eventually I landed up doing 200 km /single charge again, to make it three time.
Further another 200 km was done on a simply beautiful weather.
From there thought came of doing 200 km in single charge but in minimal possible time hence from less than 9 hours to 8 hours eventually to less than 6 hours was really wonderful.
It’s been a mesmerizing experience! Currently Odometer is around 3484 km.
Hoping for more experiences on Ola S1 Pro !!
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Ola Electric has been doing everything unconventional or we can say not in line with the set “standards” of the automotive industry it’s setting its own standards, being a software to hardware manufacturing company to raising a factory in an pandemic ? ,to delivering 50k around units ,is really commendable. Yes, they weren’t with hiccups as is the case with any start up ⬆️
With No dealership ,Direct delivery to customer, No dedicated “Physical” network meant a lot “Tesla” like was being attempted by Ola who had no experience in hardware & automobile manufacturing.
It isn’t that unconventional things haven’t happened for example an energy drink having a F1 car ,wining then f1 title ,manufactures like Apple ,Sony,are trying on 4w Evs can be next,but hey our very own “Ola electric” is doing for India ??,would love its name as “Ola Electric India”
Once an unconventional thinker like Elon musk pulled off “Tesla” it gave EVs the benchmark for legacy Oems to follow for its premium Evs,but 2w Evs is worldwide have done ✔️ pretty well. Ola electric presence on social media is where all marketing happens announcements are usually from CEO or Ola electric tweeter timeline. This makes S1 Pro Ola customers as potential brand ambassadors for Ola electric team. It seems Ola electric is also going the Tesla way, pampering it’s customers to core.
Will sum up this write up in four sections.
- Background /Travel
- Experience on Sunday
- Factory Visit
- MoveOs Beta 3
Hypermiling in an 4w-2w is always fun ,enduring,test of mental strength,i previously had hyper-milled on my Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Then came 2w ebikes hyper milled them first lightspeed Dryft,then Firefox Adventron ,then the current Scott eBike 10. Had to do it on S1 Pro but due to its not so stable software wasn’t ideal too do it,once it’s stable version came planned to do it for Delhi MoveOs2 event,but it didn’t materialised so eventually on 22nd May I took the 200 km challenge, did 223 km detailed links below.
Oh yes,I didn’t get the “free gerua” no idea why but alas it’s prerogative, of ola electric for whom to give or not too, but at least they could acknowledge many others who have done it, it’s not about free gerua. So,then tweets under Ola electric for MoveOs 2 as image with your S1 Pro then followed by checking emails to see if I will get the 200 km invite,even contacted the Ola electric via email with no response.
Eventually, it was announced that, everyone is invited, under tweet image, so got the call around 13-14th June confirming the invite, followed I booked the travel air tickets confirmed to the Ola team as desired for accommodation as it was to be provided by them. Hence,I planned the travel to reach by 18th June night, followed by 19th June to attend the event then travel back on 20th June.
Patiala to New Delhi
T3 domestic terminal via bus, I took ordinary bus , as the weather on 18th was overcast ,rainy, it was really natural ac to its best. started around 10 am reached Isbt ,New Delhi ,by 5 pm took Air Port express Metro to T3 terminal IGI,Airport, it was just a breeze. My flight departure was around. 9.00 pm reached the airport way ahead of time. Had some snacks, then checked in flight was on time, landed at Bengaluru by 12 am as bad weather delayed landing. Took a KIA bus to my location Manipal Central, Orchid Central, Reception already had guest list, took the room key,l uckily hotel had 24X7 kitchen ordered food, reception guy informed that all guests need to assemble by 6 am in lobby to travel to the Ola Future Factory,Kishangiri,TN.
Travel to Factory
We assembled in the lobby, by 6 am, where Ola electric team briefed us about the whole event, then tagged us with wrist bands having our bus numbers. We were provided with the breakfast ,Ac bus was our travel partner to the factory. For us traveling for the first time down south the route to factory was mesmerizing mountains followed by palm trees along-with enjoyed a lot.
Once reached the factory premises, event for facilitating 200 km challenge mark Winners was happening, along with their name embossed on the reg plate ,it was indeed celebration of patience & about how efficient an ev can be, indeed superb. After the event, we went inside the factory, where tea/coffee was offered to all visitors, now batches were made to visit the factory premises. Every batch were assigned Ola teams who provided all the needful information about the factory while visitors toured the factory. From Assembly line ,to part components ,to battery pack assembly ,to paint shop assembly. It’s a huge factory and it seems just a minute portion of it is being used for the production of the current S1 Pro, currently it’s production is 600-700/day. It’s an all women force factory along with robots. OLA is using Li NCA Battery by LG Chem from Korea. Battery pack is made at factory by using Ultrasonic wire bonding for extra protection. Whole pack is designed & tested for Indian Conditions. Ola electric is making BMS Designed in House. Apart from the factory production line, we also had an exhibition where team Ola electric had displayed all S1 Pro parts,Battery Pack,Motor & Other finer details.
When in India any OEM invited it’s customers for a factory tour it was usually reserved for the “Ellite batch of auto journalists” only. Very rarely we have customers being celebrated like this, it seems ola electric is going the tesla way. After a super duper factory tour witnessing the battery ? assembly line was most interesting part to me, the robotics & automated carriages were another highlights.
Of course one part of the factory had arrangements for lunch for all visitors it was literally ola electric team took superb care of all the visitors right from the hotel stay ,to travel & visit to the factory.
Announcements & MoveOs2
After the factory tour & lunch we got seated for the much awaited event for the launch of MoveOs2. Stage was well managed ,with marketing less then of course the man of the moment.Bhavish Aggarwal took the stage for needful, i mean literally the enthusiasm was palpable among all be it the visitors & Ola electric team. As they say the best is reserved for the ,last and yes we had the sneak peak of the Concept Ola electric car it looked damm cool ? excitement was palpable from Pre bookings call to range. Both Factory tour & MoveOs 2 announcement was well planned & executed credits need to be given to the Ola electric team. MoveOs3 was also announced ,customers have been asked to provide feedback for it as well.
Bhavish announced that, there will be an event on 15th August where we can expect MoveOs3 & on upcoming Ola electric car as well.
Final round up
Personally ,it was an experience of a lifetime, visiting a manufacturing plant of a product you own is altogether different experience. Ola electric has really created a buzz around its “Single Product” the S1 Pro, right from its unveil to its Pre bookings ,to test rides, to customer deliveries,Ola does have its share of bad lucks as well, auto industry along with auto journalists have been skeptical about ola electric, its product did have some niggles, customers didn’t had any place to go, with this no dealership model, is two way sword, they had the power of social Media where usually ola electric, often faltered as well.
So, with time as a customer & observer being an auto enthusiast ,we need to talk honestly to core.
Ola S1 Pro is a well engineered product yes it does have its faults ,build quality panel gaps, to name a few ,not deal breakers though. But ,S1 Pro excels in its ride quality, suspension, pick up its ride modes ,range, now with add on MoveOs2 with Cruise,Music control,Navigation with Map-My-India is worth it, soon Ola electric realises that in current form of S1 Pro its the “Software” is the key.
With many of its features still locked for its customers we expect all to be sorted by this 15th August.
My EV Portfolio :
I am doctor by profession in govt service location Patiala ,Punjab.
Contents of Review :
There is no argument that future of mobility is electric ⚡️ sooner everyone realises better it is. If your charging infra is from solar & battery recycling is sorted, then it’s the ideal for environment. Solar at home,EV for commute & rain water harvesting at home that’s the best we can contribute to cleaner environment. We can control only things which our at our end only, for start we can shun ICE usage, just a basic commute by foot. May be a big step or riding a bike or (eBike) for local daily usage. Of course in the current era of 2w there is no point buying a petrol 2w it just doesn’t makes sense, with so many EV options.
EV shift, will come as a wave of EV 2w,3w /4w fleet, then last adoption will be. 4w of-course. For 4 wheelers above ₹ 15-18 lakh there is no case point for getting a ICE vehicle apart from availability or options ,but below ₹12-10 lakh 4w Ev isn’t convincing yet as a purchase point, this will change eventually by 2024-25. 2w are the key for Ev shift in India for personal commute, let’s say for daily commute with rising fuel prices it makes economical sense to own a eScooter, of course Solar-Ev combo, makes it the best solution with regards to environment as well.
2w EV's have moved beyond lead-acid battery, with lacklustre performance to software driven, feature packed, futuristic designs ,we have brands like PURE EV, Okinawa, Ather, Ola, Simple energy on the EV scene. With the advent of new technology, improved battery tech, bms ,software, range, charging capacities, a lot has changed in this sector. Current premium 2w EV's, give a tough fight to 125-150 Cc Petrol motorcycles.
For me personally it was 2019 summer when I decided to do something about my carbon imprint,First thing which came to my mind is ,how not to use ICE vehicles for my regular hospital commute/duty & upto 50-60km of rides. So,Opted for LightSpeed Dryft which I replaced with Firefox Adventron, both were rear hub driven rides. Some of the ownership experience are summed up in these links. I had been following Ather from its inception, booked 450 X, even attended the Ather 450X launch in New Delhi 2020. Sadly it’s been a constant wait for them in Punjab forget even Chandigarh. While I was waiting for Ather 450X pandemic struck, I landed up getting a premium eBike, mid-drive Scott eRide 10 ebike (close to clocking in 4000 km on it) by this month end. Though my ebike, was sufficient to cater my needs of local commute, often I had to pick my ICE car for faster commutes or sometimes u needed to carry stuff, which wasn’t possible on eBike.
I may add ,there is no comparison of “biking be it simple bike or ebiking” to eScooter ,I would prefer biking any day over eScooter any day. Before eBike ownership I landed up making Facebook page for eBike lovers in India, infact only page providing information on ebikes. With all this ,my main idea was to how reduce carbon imprint further,so that I only use ICE for highway travels-long drives. (Of course solar-4w Ev is planned) Hence,it made sense to get a 2w,the last 2w I owned back then in 2006, was LML Vespa oh yes ?. So, I was purchasing & riding a 2w after 18 years, that to an ev ,oh yes time often flys isn’t it.
he news of Ola launching its eScooter after acquisition of Netherlands based start up Etergo /App scooter was interesting. Booked in July-21, paid the 20k in Sept-21 & final payment was done in Jan-22 once payment window opened, delivered at home on 28th Feb 22.
No test rides were given whatsoever which was disappointing ,I went ahead with purchase once PlugInIndia team went to Bangalore. Being in constant contact Pluginindia team, with Kamlesh (who already had booked & test rode it), after his thumbs up, I could go ahead with my purchase. I choose Matte-Black & S1-Pro combination for needful. Punjab doesn’t have any state subsidy so landed up paying ₹ 1.56 lakh (on road price)
It’s a standard practice or ideal practice of go through the owners manual of any new product you purchase be it a Smartphone or Ac or Car or 2w
Sharing some tid bids from the Ola S1 Pro Owners Manual :
- Charge your scooter to 100% before riding for first time.
- Being in multiple Ola owners group, issues were coming up with owners so but some clarity also came for solutions best was a standard practice for “Cell Balancing” hence as per recommendation
- Let eOla get Charged upto 12-14 hours even beyond 100% ,for first 5 charge cycles, Avoid going beyond 40% for first four charge cycles, in last one (5th) I went below 15% ,would recommend a weekly cell balancing & not to go below 10% ideally.
- We often have some do’s - don’t even for ICE counterparts so, why not here !!
- Unlikely event of a spark or fire, stop immediately.
- First, use water to cool down the battery to avoid further combustion.
- Next, use a D-type fire extinguisher ( a must at home)
- While washing and cleaning, ensure that the charging flap and cover is closed properly.
- By default, while riding, your scooter headlamp will be on low beam and the Halo lamp (DRL) will be off.
- Long press the light switch it for 2 seconds to turn on / off
- Press the light switch (once) to be in low and high beam (2nd touch)
- Avoid trying to accelerate while pressing the brake levers.
- Ola Scooter disengages the motor while you press the brakes this is a safety ,measure to avoid accidental acceleration while you are attempting to stop or reduce speed.
- To move to riding state, first make sure to retract the parking stand.
- Next, turn on the motor by holding either the left or right brake and pressing the Power button.
- You will hear an audio alert and see the Dash change to O km/h ,Ready when you are, to move.
- While your scooter is in motion, you will be able to access the Dash only through the control pad, and not by touch.
- To switch back from riding state to parked state, bring your scooter to a halt 0 km/h.
- Next, press the Power button and it will switch to parked state.
- When at halt, you can open parking stand & the scooter comes to the parked state.
- Your Ola scooter's motor is silent, so it may be difficult to know if it's on or off.
- Keep an eye on your Dash to know if your motor is on or off.
- Your Ola scooter comes with a powerful electric motor - which means throttle response is fast.
- The combined braking system (CBS) of your scooter activates both front and rear brakes when you apply the rear brake.
REGENERATIVE BRAKING SYSTEM activates.
- You can recover upto 5% charge depending on your riding style.
- Please note that the regenerative braking system is activated only when battery drops below 75% (real owners report from 90%)
- Ola Sense dynamically adjusts the performance of your scooter as it manages, various parameters including temperature and state of charge.
- Sense will notify you on your Dash incase it needs to switch you to a different mode and will automatically do so after giving you a 10 second notice.
- In rare instances it may move you to parked state as well. This is normal and the system working as designed to ensure you have a safe ride.
Current Odo : 500 km
Software : just updated to 1.0.16 (initial software was 1.0.8)
It was sedate-slow, update. I got the notification for software update on Saturday and it took around 36 hours to Download the Update. Installed it early hours of Monday first time it didn’t went through later left it for a while ,checked it after 25 min it was done. Haven’t driven much to experience difference post the update, seems to be a patch-update for stability & bug fixes.
Looks & Exterior :
eOla looks futuristic, modern, does comes with a classy appeal, especially the front with the Drls. Body panels of the S1 Pro are made of hard plastics, better materials would have been ideal, of course, as it would rattle less in ownership lifespan, though paint quality is fine. Opted for Matte Black, the color. Looks classy, with the smiley(halo) faced headlamps gives it a futuristic look as well.
Handle bar throttle, brake lever & switches (for modes, reverse, music/call controls) are of acceptable quality though they are not backlight. If ur coming from your usual, ICE activa or Jupiter No flasher, Indicator swtich, it will take time to get used to. (Seating position also). With dark color it’s hard to find panel gaps, but yes music speaker bars aren’t proper aligned (most owners have this) there is a storage space deep in the speakers housings, but, it’s risky to put a smartphone there. Water seeping into these speakers is yet to be seen. There is tunnel/hump on the floor board and runs across ,the scooter, which doesn’t looks ideal at all (Etergo had this for removal add on batteries). The main highlight of the Ola S1 Pro is the “7 inch TFT touchscreen” with its sim connectivity ,Bluetooth & wifi support, it forms the heart of the matter for this EV.
As of Feb 2022, you can only have basic ride stats (Mode,Range,Battery,Digital Speedo, Trip meter). Other settings are minimal, Display Change (Light/Dark),Passcode Change, Software version. It’s responsive , works with charm, no issues with sun-light legibility, though it may prone to damage in parking. Another highlight of the Ola S1 pro is the, seat it is broad, comfortable no complains for the pillion. Boot space is class leading, although no light is placed for illumination (it’s helpful in night). Headlight has a dual led set up one is for low beam and other is for high, ideally both should have been in default low beam ,then both high beam, but light spread, throw is adequate. DRLs can be switched on once you long press the light switch. Grab rails are fine not feel as solid it should be. No proper stand is available (May be by accessory in near future ). Side-stand is neatly tucked, but doesn’t inspires confidence.
Performance & Software :
Oh yes ,Hold brake & power button, there you are good to go, instant torque in an EV is the favorite part of EV ownership apart from magic of Regen braking. On the ride you have three modes Normal,Sports & Hyper mode. You can change the modes while on ride, throttle response difference among modes is evident (even to the pillion as well). If you are coming from an Ice 2w you will even feel Normal mode as fast ,Sports even more, with Hyper mode you may feel crazy truth be told it’s not required at all. Instant torque, instant acceleration, even with two people, on board, you don’t feel any sluggishness. Infact in hyper mode it really is a beast. Ride is comfortable, especially for the pillion, front suspension is stiff, reducing the tyre pressure may not help much in this regard. At high speeds of S1 Pro is stable, rides brilliantly, handling is great, so is the braking with all disc brakes, ideally would have loved ABS however it’s got CBS. Of course you can hear the “whime” sound of the motor ,it grins while u throttle. One of most amazing aspect about EV's is ability to regenerate while riding, once ur battery ? % falls below 90% for S1-Pro ,(75% for S1) you can now take advantage of Regn braking (it works like the Reverse mode) thus you can do what most ev enthusiasts love to do “one touch riding” throttle-Regn and ride. Another important aspect is the turning radius of the scooter isn’t great at all, u need to make a long circle.
Now let’s come to the elephant in the room “Software” in EV is the key to ownership experience and sadly that’s the big disappointment for current batch of owners. MOVE OS 2.0 is expected by April-22 end, which will unlock the potential of the eOla.
Ola champion contacted me before the delivery, it happened on 28th Feb around 9 PM at Home. Still feel late night deliveries should be discouraged it isn’t the ideal way of doing the needful. Ola Champion was courteous, gave a good demo, I mean in current software you just have nothing much to do. Earlier the guy from Rose Matta had connected with me for the registration process. Hence , Ola has three aspects, one is Ola Champion/Service guys dealing with Delivery, service directly to employed by Ola.
After riding around 500 km ,I can now assume some +ve /-ves of eOla.
* Stability at high speeds
* Three modes (Hyper is beast mode)
* Instant torque/acceleration
* Touch screen (software awaited)
* Adequate Brakes
* Pillion seat comfort (rear suspension)
* Boot space (though two L size helmets can’t be stored)
* True Range of 130 plus is accurate
* Software (needs update Os-2 by April-end)
* Missing Promised features.
* Putting Passcode on screen is agony
* Build quality plastics (prone to rattle in long term of ownership)
* No app support
* No telephony
* Boot required some illumination.
* Handle bar buttons need to be backlight.
* Needs a proper parking stand.
Most -ves boil down to incomplete software ,Ola needs to address asap (App connectivity,Bluetooth support,Software features are a must). This is spoiling the initial ownership experience.
Some important observations /tips for owners :
- Most owners are in various multiple social space groups be it Fb, Tele, What’s app etc, so many know about issues ( Reverse throttle,Mis alignment ,SOC drop, Software bugs) pertaining to eOla. I'm not going into that.
- When you own an EV you need to be educated, on how to keep care for your battery, we never cared for our smartphone, but with EVs let’s just learn it this video will help for needful.
- Once a week cell balancing is fine for all users, most of us ain’t be using hyper chargers /fast chargers as they simply ain’t available yet.
- Hopefully a digital folder for uploading the vehicle documents is added in near future.
- Regen braking kicks in once battery % is below 90% (can vary for owners)
- Once your battery levels go below 20% sign of “very low battery” comes.
- Once the battery levels go below 15% it automatically shifts to ECO mode here on you can’t go beyond 40 km of speed, estimated range is 23km only.
- For prospective buyers who want to purchase it for Parents, wife, kids would recommend only to go for S1 Ola only as “Hyper mode” is really not required for daily usage, with kids /parents on the move Ola, this mode can be dangerous, if the pillion isn’t alert, as the instant push is too fast to handle.
- Sadly Ola has different priorities they are offering Pro1 more vs S variant bad move.
- Females with saree ,may feel difficult to sit, as no “Side Step” is there,
- Grab handle bars on the eOla are flimsy.
- Wonder why not an “ECO” mode for all, for guys who want to extract more range, the 181 km range in tested conditions seems to be of ECO mode only, hopefully we get it.
- Speedometer on the eOla does have an error of 4-5km/h while comparing to ur GPS smartphone speedo or Navigation app,2-3 km/h error May be acceptable, not sure though.
- Day-Night mode switch on the display isn’t “Automatic” it needs to be sorted with time.
- Headlight levelling is important considering with pillion you often have unusable “high beam” so most owners need to level it ideally. (You get a key for headlamp levelling) the screw in below the lamp.
- The Bi-led lamps should have been both default in low beam, then both high beam, currently one is for low and second one is for high, which is poor engineering, but through-illumination is fine.
- Handle bar grip switches should have been backlight or some markings should have been in such a way that they were visible under dark sometimes u wonder where the switches are.
- Turn Indicator yes it’s loud ,I don’t have any issue with it personally ,it required “10 beeps only” should get off after u turn, manually turning off is pain needs to be addressed.
- Better quality Mirrors should have been used they rattle on bad roads, with silent EV, you often listen to more noises isn’t it.
- Speakers alignment isn’t fine, they are misaligned for most of the eOla owners.
- Charging port is exposed to tampering with “No lock ,the cover can be opened and anyone can tamper it, may be later some accessory is launched to cover it.
- While on ride mode Battery bar comes on the left bottom of the screen, while riding you can know about the “Range,Mode” it needs to be in “%age “ that’s a better way of information.
- “Two Trip meter A/B” inclusion is really required as currently the “TRIPS” are calculated from mid-night to mid-night,for daily driving data.
- If I for example I use eOla from post 12 am to 1 am & charge it overnight, then coming morning when I ride it will take into account my 12-1 Am ride as well. Hence, I may not be able to calculate real range, once I unplug in morning, there needs to be a trip reset.
- Lots of debate has been on the hump, yes it could have been avoided but, with the core design may be they were not able to, not a deal breaker though.
- Delivery at home without proper dealership network, service centres, it’s not an easy task to pull it off, but hey, something’s change hopefully service & back end support which forms the key for any product, is taken care off.
- You May have the best minds, best product, best software u need to, do, provide the service /support which is key,to a brand success,for this Ola has miles to go,mixed reviews.
- Charging is easy current owners,have only one option “Charger Box” provided with the eOla,takes around 4-4.5 hours to charge ,from 15% to 100%.
- Hopefully charging network will grow in near future, most ev owners charge 80% times at home.
- Inital ownership upto 500 km I was recommended cell-balancing charging for 4-5 cycles,never went below 40% for first four,last one went below 15%.
- Also not, done those crazy speed tests,Range tests.
- On parking at home have experienced 2-3% battery drop in 2 days, most owners reboot it, after 2-3 days, I did it once to see after 3 days of non usage it shifted to 100% to 98%, hence expect a 2% battery drop in 36-40 hours (May be it’s due to telematics).
Upgrade Plans for Dark Knight :
- Coating & PPF
- Seat cover
- Light in storage compartment
- Choice Registration Number
With all that big essay, with all those, experiences after 500 km of my riding /ownership experience the most interesting thing sometimes is when people ask it’s name u say it’s a “Ola scooter”. May be later we have a name, most owners have given there scooter names as well mine “Dark-Knight”. eOla is a premium scooter EV hence software & promised is what owners want hence i have titled it as “Locked Potential”. Yes, people often ask questions out of curiosity, about the scooter, often their myths are busted on EV's.
I mean you often turn into Ev Evangelist most of the times, sometimes you may feel irritated also, with no test rides in most cities, you don’t want someone to ride it for sake of it isn’t it. To sum, up finally a product is as good as it’s “service /back end” that’s the bottle neck for Ola going ahead. For me personally with walking, Scott eBike & eOla (Dark Knight). I am doing my bit for environment reducing my commute cost as well. I eventually Plan a “Solar” at home for an 4W EV then, let hope for the best.
Hopefully ,Ola team deliver what most owners are waiting a proper software, companion app, to complete the premium EV experience without the software it’s leaving lot to desire.
Hence, it’s a “Locked Potential” !!
Issues faced :
- Rattle from the rear view mirrors quality is just fine.
- Lock issue sometimes it’s not unlocked May be it happens this way only. (Handle unlocks only if side step isn’t removed while entering passcode)
Hyper-milling on Ola-S1-Pro !!
To attempt Hyper-milling some of the basic things we need to keep in mind.
It’s between You, your ride & Route.
Let’s take up You :
* Good sleep /rest before attempting HM.
* In 4w you have comfort of the cabin, with songs or some call on the move you aren’t bored it’s just time /patience you need to focus.
* Prior trial run for selecting Route, Speed, which are the cornerstone of extracting maximum efficiency/range.
* Planning & execution are entirely different aspects, so if things don’t go to plan, you can defer.
* Any HM isn’t like an exam it needs to be enjoyed to core hence break in small targets & let it be a leisure, fun experience.
* Avoid night driving on highway especially on 2w if circumstances lead to night ride, then familiar route does comes as an advantage or it should be the last leg of HM.
* Don’t stress your body rather know limits you can manage.
* Proper equipment for recording if you intend to, avoid smartphone rec. while on move.
* 2w HM, helmet, gloves (if u prefer), clothes do matter.
* Click images for record/memory.
* Keep yourself hydrated in such weather also keep stretching especially throttle hand.
* Initial ride always extract maximum range from first 15-20% SOC as in start you are fresh, excited thus may very well form the corner stone of your challenge Completion.
* HM will be very boring drive so patience is key ? so keep pushing urself to small targets
* Wear full sleeve clothes as day in sun riding for long hours will tan ur skin forearm (I forgot error)
* For S1 pro 200 km Challenge divide the ride in 50 km (four phases) start early morning ,take ride leisurely, enjoy to core.
* Kept the speeds in Conjunction to green zone while on ride, to extract more range
* Tyre Pressure is mainstay for any HM ride keep 2-3psi more than recommended
* Ur ride should be serviced & in proper condition to extract max efficiency.
* 2w external factor like winds matter a lot so route plan accordingly
* Keep the charger ? along with always helps in case of any emergency
* Reduce the load as much as possible
* Touch-Screen was selected to Dark with minimum brightness
* Route needs to be familiar it’s easy to manage
* Highways will give you the best chance to extract maximum efficiency last leg needs to be in city (even if ur Soc% falls) ur good to handle it
* a) For 2w avoid riding on fly overs thus minimising risk viz a viz heavy vehicles (highway)
* b) Take the service lane as much as you can
a) & b) I always use when I am ebiking/cycling
Now,let’s come up with my HM preparation ,ride time data and final thoughts.
Why I needed to do it ?
Being an avert e-bike rider ,for long route riding,long hours riding,I have been trained a lot. Frequent Rides to Chandigarh on ebike had made me trained for long overhaul. Last Sunday did a 100 km eRide to clock 4000 km on my Scott eRide 10 ebike. Previous 4w HM experience on my Ice vehicle Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza led to getting way beyond expected fuel mileage.
Actually via PluginIndia guys, I had contacted Ola team for Delhi event. Had planned to do the hyper-milling while going to Delhi. But they concern guy was reluctant & said it was not wise or advisable to ride to Delhi from patiala, one first thought of it anyone will call you crazy to attempt this, he was very accommodating asking me wait for public beta MoveOs2 or if team can get something done at Chandigarh itself. It was a fair call.
He said you can attend the Delhi event I wanted too. They required the scooter for 1 day if (VCU was to be updated) in case of software update failure. Even It would have been difficult for me to get leave for two days hence for me this Sunday was the best option to do a HM on Ola S1 Pro. Meanwhile Ola S1 Pro owner Kartik from Bengaluru did the 200 km on MoveOs2 he summed his experience and tips to extract maximum efficiency,from the S1 Pro,it gave superb insight I mean he covered every single aspect of HM with the Ola S1, without his write up, it would have made things difficult, thus leading to uncertainty.
Thread removed the uncertainty plus you knew this can be done ✔️ with his insight/tips along with u just had to follow in letter & spirit.
My Preparation :
- A day prior to HM, I did a trial run for 20 km to see as to which speed I need to keep for the maximum efficiency.
- For the route ,I picked the Patiala-Sangrur-Barnala route - (0km—66km—-91km) thus giving me 180 km plus to/fro plus, in the last 15% SOC, I wanted to be in city only.
- Kept the tyre pressure to 35 psi rear/front.
- Boot had water bottle,lassi packets, mobile charger, would advice to carry the Charger along (I didn’t carried which was a bad idea) keep only the stuff which is must.
- So, in my trial run, I gathered I need to extract 1.9-1.8 km/1% drop in SOC to complete this challenge.
Therefore, a speed of 25 km/h should be ideal, but it’s too slow, will require 9-10 hours of ride, riding at such slow speed can be demanding & boring as well. So,I reminded myself it’s not an exam it needs to be a test of your patience & I need to enjoy it to core.
Trust, me all rides I have taken on my e-Bike initially you do feel “yaar Kaha panga le lia” types once you get the measure of it & you phase ur ride it gets easier, enjoyable & fun.
So,I had my duty at CHC between 9am-12pm, so wanted to do an early morning ride between 5am to 8.30am then post duty, as this will give a good window also I can ride more on
Planing is one aspect & executing it is altogether different.
Slept late on Saturday to be exact 1.30 am, with a 4 am alarm, which did its duty, I slept again, woke up by 5 am then again slept, eventually it was 8.10 am now target was to reach duty on time & see what can be done ✔️ with regards to HM.
For once I felt,it’s done ✔️ would try next Sunday.
Let’s summarise my break up : I would sum up according to the trip reset.
First : Home to CHC (duty place)
- I started from home to my duty place travelled 5km doing HM ,did it with 2% of battery. While on duty, was thinking how would I do it before 12 am today, I barely had 12 hours as the OLA resets at 12 midnight!
- Second : On road till 50 km
- Calculated the needful, so went on with the HM ride I started around 12.25pm it was hot day temperatures above 41 deg, soon I was on highway, initially I kept the speeds upto 25km/h
- Idea was to extract maximum range from 10% -15% of SOC till the Regen kicks in.
- It was hot, in the initial part of the ride I was like ,man this will be boring & torture (with heat) though kept on my mind that why didn’t I got up early.
- So, at 25 km I had a stop over with water chabil counter ,it was 9% SOC drop I managed 30 km (5km of morning duty ride) I was then confident decided to ride on 25km/h speed.
- While on move around 7-10km, I logged in my Strava app also, to document the ride as you know people will be skeptical if I achieve this challenge target.
- The Km ODO on OLA S1 pro & Strava matched each other.
- I continued my ride with maintaining speeds of 25 km/h eventually I took a break for Lassi & water at 50 km.
- At 50 km : 18% Soc drop, with 82% remaining ,112 km of range (N) mode.
- Now I was fairly confident, a break thus pegged me to continue further, but I also had to keep in account of the time as well.
- 12.25 pm start 3.07 pm for 50 km thus approximately 3 hours at 25 km/h meaning I will require 9 more hours, thus needed to revise the strategy.
- Post 50 km ride I decided to remain above 30 km/h between 30-35 km/h as then only 200 km will be possible before 12 am.
- This also meant, few stop over, if I need to hydrate it will be on the move, only silver lining was weather will become more pleasant as evening approaches, plus target ? once becomes in reach gives you confidence & you enjoy more as you progress.
- Initial 50 km ride was at 25 km/h I encountered wind resistance as well, once I kept above 30 km/h I started to enjoy as the speed increased & I was managing well.
- Completed 100 km using 38% of charge with 62% Soc left.
- Thus, thought at 76% I should be able to complete the task.
- While on ride % of battery isn’t shown on the screen, which is interesting aspect I noticed in the BMS while, riding I was able to a multiplication factor of 2 means :
- Let’s say range at 100% Soc was 135 km ,I rode at 25 km/h then to 30 km/h,at 105 km (40% Soc I consumed)
- Range showed 83 km thus if I deducted this from 135 km it came to be 52 km
- Multiplication Factor 2 (52km ) comes out to be 104 km & I had done 105 km thus, now this was my guidance factor to calculate if am doing correct.
- Eventually factor of two will come down to 1.7-1.5/range km done.
- Took a small break, for hydration lassi /water.
- 109 km at 42% consumed & 58% SOC left.
- Now it was like countdown has began 91 km left with 58% left now planned to raise speed, enjoy the ride more.
- Time taken upto 109 km (5 hours)
- So, now factored that by 10.40 pm I would be able, to complete 200 km, if all goes well.
- At 50% SOC covered around 128 km hydrated myself.
- Now, it was 72km for needful, target was in sight, wanted to cover as much journey before it was dark without compromising the target.
- Completed 150 km consuming 60% Soc & 40% Soc left.
- Continued with the ride,eventually it was sunset ,I was getting tired, required a break ,was getting Hungary as well.
- But weather was getting pleasant as well, rides wore more enjoyable ,target in sight, all was set.
- Stopped at a Eating joint aka modern Dhaba ,169 km done 69% charge consumed with 31% Soc left.
- Total time to ride 169 km 7 hours 40 min, stop over time consumed 10-15 min.
- 10 min stop over, galloped a Nimbu Pani, then took over a Chocolate ?, a coke can to drink ride over.
- My smartphone battery was dropping so plugged it to USB for needful.
- With 31 km remaining to Complete the 200 km challenge Soc remained was also 31%
- So, maintained speeds of around 30 km/h plus,wanted to enter the city completing the 200 km.
- Eventually at 16% of remaining SOC completed the 200 km challenge entered my city Patiala thus took 9 hours 15 min of travel time to compete the challenge.
- After reaching Patiala doing the challenge finally at 9.43 pm with 16% Soc ,it was time to ride in the city to let It drop to 3% (it goes to standby mode)
- Rode in the city, with two breaks a visit to home & friend.
- Eventually landed up doing 223 km in (N) mode.
- It was exhausting to core as they say no gain without pain.
To sum up :
Doing HM on 2w requires patience to core, with your right hand continuously on throttle it starts paining ,being in a constant pose, it requires you to do stretching as well while on move. Patience & keeping yourself motivated to complete the challenge is cornerstone for enjoy the ride,yes sometimes you wonder it’s boring, but eventually you start to enjoy the ride. Dividing it in small targets does helps you to keep up the momentum.
EV's are highly efficient with hyper-milling this eventually makes them more fun to own as well, you can enjoy both worlds ,you want instant karma (ride fun) & you want maximum efficiency (hyper Mile)
Once moveOS2 comes to my S1 pro will re-do a hyper-mile range test again!
The Magical 200 km crossed!
Post the Sunday ride I had an alert for software update. It was a 815 Mb update, took 30-40min for download (earlier software update download took 24 hours plus) this way quick. Installation was breeze 10-15 min.
Following observations post the update :
- Now drop of SOC overnight is shown in morning once you on ur ride
- Pick up is better in Normal mode now it’s not sedate, on stop, linear acceleration.
- Regenerative Braking kicks in from 85% SOC
Read another OLA S1 Pro Ownership Blog - Alien!