Ola Electric sells only 111 e-scooters: FADA
Company had claimed over 90,000 bookings before starting deliveries
New Delhi, Jan. 3 (Delhi Crown): Ola Electric, which had claimed it had received around 90,000 bookings for its e-scooters, could sell only 111 units. The deliveries of the two-wheeler had begun on Dec. 15, according to Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA).
The electric-vehicle (EV) maker had launched its e-scooters in August last year.
According to the Centre’s vahaan portal, by Dec. 30 Ola Electric delivered its electric scooters in only four states.
Ola Electric has not come out with a data on its deliveries yet, said a media report.
Meanwhile, president of the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) Vinkesh Gulati tweeted – “With a claim of 10Mn capacity, @OlaElectric sells mere 111 vehicles in Dec. Is Direct to Customer concept posing a big hindrance? Is it for real or just another media/startup hype company?”
Ola Electric is learnt to have mostly delivered its ‘S1’ and ‘S1 Pro’ electric scooters in Karnataka and its home-base Tamil Nadu.
Last week CEO and co-founder of Ola Electric Bhavish Aggarwal had said that the company had dispatched all units of the first batch of ‘S1’ and ‘S1 Pro’ electric scooters.
He said, “Some in transit, most already at delivery centres near you getting through RTO registration process. The registration process took longer than we anticipated as a fully digital process is new for all,” Aggarwal said and added – “Will be faster with registration in future.”
The ‘S1’ model of the company claims to cover 121 kms on a single charge, while its more-expensive ‘S1 Pro’ brags of going around 180 kms before needing a recharge.
Ola Electric had to wait nearly four months before they could start deliveries of the electric scooters mainly due to supply issues which had put every auto manufacturer falling short of demands in recent times.