Ola S1 Air Will Get Lithium-ion Cells From LG

Modified On Aug 17, 2023 05:36 PM By Nishaad Joshi for Ola S1 Air

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A leaked RTO document has shown that Ola was testing out two types of battery cells for the S1 Air

Ola recently launched the S1 Air, a scooter that we even rode recently. A leaked homologation document about the same has now surfaced online, revealing that two different companies' batteries were approved for the S1 Air. And if that has confused you, here’s what all of this is actually about. 

Now, the document reveals the names of two cell makers: LG Chem and BAK Power. LG Chem is, as the name suggests, LG Corporation’s chemical subsidiary. BAK Power, on the other hand, is a company from China. The LG battery can make the scooter go about 151km on a single charge, while the BAK battery ensures the scooter travels about 133km.

So, why did Ola choose two different battery suppliers? We asked Ola, and it said that both batteries were homologated to see which one works better for the S1 Air. After testing, the brand decided to go with the LG batteries. So, the S1 Air you buy will have LG batteries.

However, Ola will soon manufacture its own cells at its ‘Future Factory’ in Tamil Nadu. Once running, it’ll be one of the biggest battery makers in the world, with the ability to produce 100 GWh.

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