Is Ola Solo AI-Powered Scooter an April Fool’s Day Joke? Bhavish Aggarwal Clarifies

In a post on X, he wrote, “We announced Ola Solo yesterday. It went viral, and many people debated whether it’s real or an April Fool’s joke!”
Ola Solo AI-powered scooter

Ola Solo AI-powered scooter

The Internet was abuzz soon after Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal took to X to announce the launch of a new electric scooter called ‘Ola Solo’ on April 1. Described as "India's inaugural autonomous electric scooter," Aggarwal also outlined its features, emphasising its status as a "fully autonomous, AI-enabled, and traffic-smart scooter."
However, people were sceptical initially, with many dismissing it as an elaborate April Fool's Day hoax. Nonetheless, Aggarwal has stepped forward to dispel the doubts and provide clarity regarding the buzz surrounding 'Ola Solo.'
In a post on X, he wrote, “We announced Ola Solo yesterday. It went viral, and many people debated whether it’s real or an April Fool’s joke!” Alongside, he shared a video of the Ola Solo prototype.
He added that the video was “meant to provide a laugh to people”, adding, “The technology behind it is something we’ve been working on and have prototyped. It shows the kind of pioneering work our engineering teams are capable of.”
“Ola Solo is a glimpse into the future of mobility, and our engineering teams are working on autonomous and self-balancing tech in two-wheelers, which you’ll see in future products from us,” he continued.
The post shared on April 2 on X, has since amassed over 40,000 views. Many took to the comments section to share their opinions.
“Cool cool! When are we getting self-driving cars?” posted an individual. Another added, “If this becomes a reality, Ola will be untouchable in the Indian market.” “Going to be lit” shared a third. A fourth commented, “Incredible! Ola Solo showcases the incredible potential of Indian engineering. Proud to see Ola Electric leading the charge. Can't wait to see the impact it makes.”
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