Ola has celebrated the ‘Ola Customer Day’ at the site of its upcoming production facility near Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu. At the event, the EV startup has released a teaser video of its upcoming premium electric car. The teaser reveals that the first Ola electric car will be a low-slung sporty sedan. The electric sedan has a coupe roof-line and modern design language.
Ola Electric has already announced that the company plans to enter the electric four-wheeler segment with India-centric product. The company is currently selling the electric scooter, Ola S1 that has received positive response from buyers. However, the Ola S1 customers are facing several problems related to quality, reliability and delivery timeline.
The Ola electric sedan production is likely to commence in the second half of 2023. It is expected that Ola could source an existing platform or EV only architecture from an international EV start-up. However, media reports claim that Ola is developing its own platform for its electric car. This will help Ola to keep its cost down and achieve higher level of localisation levels.
The teaser reveals the 3D rendering of an attractive sedan. The sedan has an extremely low slung front. The vehicle gets a uniquely styled front fascia, featuring an LED lighting signature that runs across the width of the car. Also visible are strong creases all around the front. The sedan has a swooping roofline, sharp tail-lights connected by LED bar and stylish tailgate.
What’s interesting is that Bhavish Aggarwal, Ola Electric’s CEO has confirmed that more details about the electric sedan will be revealed on August 15. It is also reported that ex-Mahindra designer – Ramakripa Anathan has joined Ola Electric.
It is expected that the Ola Electric sedan will come with a large battery pack of around 70-80kWh, which is likely to offer a long range. Tata Motors’ Nexon EV Max has a 40.5kWh battery pack that offers a claimed range of 437km, while Kia EV’s 77kWh battery can give up to 528km.
We expect the Ola electric sedan to give over 500km range. This will also increase the price of the sedan. It is likely to be priced somewhere around Rs 25 lakh.