Indian E-Scooter Maker Ola Electric Teases Its First Car On Twitter
Ola Electric, an Indian company that produces electric scooters, is getting ready to join the auto industry with its first electric car. A rendering of the EV was shared on Twitter by Ola Electric’s CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal, showing futuristic styling.
Ola’s first car looks like a concept with an aerodynamic and highly curved front windscreen merging with the rest of the greenhouse for a pillar-less look. It comes with a full-width LED bar at the front, four doors, a hatchback silhouette, and aero wheels. Unfortunately, the post didn’t include more information about the vehicle other than it will be fully electric.
The Bangalore-based firm is currently producing the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro e-scooters but Aggarwal has expressed his interest in expanding the range with a four-wheeled vehicle. Back in August, when a Twitter user asked him what kind of car does he drives in terms of powertrain, the CEO replied: “Never owned a car till 2 months ago. Now a hybrid. Next one will be electric in 2023. Ola’s electric car”. This could mean that the development of the EV is already underway even though a 2023 market launch seems too optimistic.
The ambitious goal of the company, which is currently valued at $5 billion, is to ensure that no petrol-powered two-wheelers are sold in India after 2025. Besides its home market, Ola Electric plans on exporting its scooters to Europe, Australia, and South East Asia starting from 2023.