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In 11 Images: River Indie & Ola S1 Pro Compared

Battle of the feature-packed electric scooters

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Bengaluru-based River has launched its first electric scooter, Indie, with a bunch of modern equipment. But, how does it fare against the most feature-packed electric scooter in India, the Ola S1 Pro? Find out here in images.

For starters, the River Indie gets a boxy, rugged yet funky, design language that is also very utilitarian with multiple accessory options. The front twin LED headlights look similar to the Yamaha Neo’s e-scooter.

On the other hand, the Ola S1 Pro gets an impeccably minimalist, curvy design with flowing lines.

Powered by a 4kW motor and 4kWh battery pack, the River Indie has a 120km real world range (claimed) and 90kmph top speed. These are respectable figures for an e-scooter.

With a bigger 5.5kW motor, the Ola S1 Pro has a top speed of 116kmph and the 4kWh battery pack offers an ARAI range of 181km. The real world range, however, is 136km in the ‘Eco’ mode and 141.55km in ‘Normal’ mode.

The River Indie gets more storage space than any other scooter, a total of 55-litres – 43-litre under-seat compartment & 12-litre front apron storage

While the S1 Pro’s S1 under-seat storage of 36 litres is in no way minimal, in front of the Indie, it doesn’t seem all that impressive now.

The Indie runs on a telescopic fork,  dual shock absorber suspension setup and gets discs at both ends for braking. It rolls on large 14-inch wheels.

On the other hand, the Ola S1 Pro, gets a single leg telescopic fork and monoshock and disc brakes at both ends. It runs on 12-inch alloys.

In terms of features, the Indie gets a six-inch LCD console, USB charging, and parking assist along with three ride modes – Eco, Ride and Rush. It misses out on Bluetooth connectivity and navigation.

The S1 Pro is famous for what all it packs – seven-inch touchscreen console with themes, full-fledged navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, notifications and music control and much more. It also gets four ride modes – Eco, Normal, Sports & Hyper.

While the River Indie costs Rs 1,24,999, the Ola S1 Pro is priced at Rs 1,29,999 (both ex-showroom Bengaluru including Fame II). Those who want a rugged, funky and utilitarian e-scooter, can go for the River and those who want a tech-laden, and reasonably practical e-scooter can go for the Ola. However, River is still in the process of setting up dealerships and deliveries of the e-scooter will begin in August 2023. On the other hand, Ola is available across the country via direct delivery and also via the new experience centres set up at key cities in india.

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