Ola Electric Maps and Move OS 4 for Enhanced E-Scooter Experience

Ola Electric has officially introduced its in-house navigation solution, Ola Maps, alongside the widespread release of the Move OS 4 software platform for its electric two-wheelers. 


Move OS 4, the latest version of Ola Electric‘s software for e-scooters, incorporates Ola Maps to significantly enhance navigation capabilities. 


The updated software offers a faster and more accurate search function, improved routing, and a redesigned user interface for seamless access to essential features without leaving the navigation screen.


Ola Electric emphasized that Ola Maps allows users to personalize their navigation experience by designating favorite locations.


Users can also push locations from their phones to the scooter via Bluetooth and locate their scooter through the Ola Electric app.


The commercial launch of Ola Maps on Ola Electric Vehicles marks a significant milestone, following the announcement of Ola’s plans to develop a dedicated maps system for its vehicles and apps a year ago.


CEO Bhavish Aggarwal had previously mentioned testing Ola Maps, indicating intentions to integrate the system into the Ola app and vehicles.



With the introduction of an in-house navigation system, Ola Electric aims to continuously improve mapping and navigation based on feedback from EV users.


The Move OS 4 update brings over 100 features and improvements to the Ola S1 Gen 1 scooter portfolio, S1 Pro (2nd Generation), and S1 Air, with the S1 X+ set to receive the upgrade in the coming months.


Move OS 4 includes additional enhancements, such as improvements to ‘Hill Descent Control’ and the introduction of ‘Cruise Control in eco-mode.’ 


The company highlighted the AI-based ‘Indicator Control,’ automatically turning off indicators to minimize the need for manual commands.


Despite facing criticism on various fronts, including safety concerns, after-sales service, and alleged pricing discrepancies, Ola Electric emerged as the leading two-wheeler EV player in terms of sales in 2023. 


The company recently filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) for an IPO worth over INR 5,500 crores and obtained the domestic value addition (DVA) certificate under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for automobiles and auto components, a first for an Indian two-wheeler manufacturer.


However, Ola Electric remains a loss-making entity, reporting a net loss of INR 268 crores in Q1 FY24, with its net loss surging by 88% year-on-year to INR 1,471.6 crores in FY23.