The new Simple One electric scooter takes on the rivals like the Ola S1 and the Ather 450X
When it comes to switching to clean energy, there is one segment of automotive that is leading the way, scooters! Not only the global players but also many Indian startups have dipped their toes into the growing electric two-wheelers market in India. One such homegrown brand is Simple Energy. The Bengaluru-based startup recently launched its first product, the Simple One Electric Scooter. Even though the company showcased it more than a year ago, the EV was far from being complete. Here are 5 things that you need to know about the Simple One electric Scooter.
2023 Simple One Scooter Electric Scooter – Top 5 Things To Know!
Simple One Looks And Design
When it comes to looks and design, Simple One electric scooter takes a traditional approach. This electric scooter looks sleek and sporty, just like many of its ICE counterparts and might remind you of the Ather from many angles. The design looks fresh without coming out as too radical or exaggerated. On the front, it features triangular LED headlights that are placed just below the LED DRLs.
Seats on the Simple One are large and comfortable, easily accommodating two for a daily commute. One of the biggest highlights of the Simple One electric scooter is the massive 30-litre boot space which could be accessed by lifting the seats. Overall, the design seems to have little change since it was first revealed in August 2021, on the same day as the Ola S1 and S1 Pro.
Simple One Battery And Performance
The Simple One is offered with a 5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the largest of any electric scooter present in the Indian market. This battery is split into two units- a larger fixed battery and a smaller portable unit. The fixed battery is placed under the floor bed, while the removable battery is slotted under the seats. The Simple One charging time is claimed to be 5 hr 54 min to charge the battery from 0 to 80 percent when charging using the standard portable and home chargers. The scooter also supports fast charging at the rate of 1.5km/min up to 80 percent. The brand is still developing the fast-charging network.
For those wondering, the claimed SimpleOne range stands at 212 km with 6 percent SOC left. The scooter is powered by a permanent magnet motor with a claimed 8.5 kW of peak power and 4.5 kW continuous power output while the peak torque produced is claimed to be 72 Nm. With a rated top speed of 105 kmph, the Simple One electric scooter can do a 0-40 kmph run in 2.77 seconds.
Simple One Features And Colours
As far as features are concerned, Simple One boasts all the features expected at this price point from a scooter of this class. This includes a 7-inch colour TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, over the air (OTA) updates, four riding modes, all-LED lights, alloy wheels, and disc brakes. For those wondering, the four Simple One riding modes are as follows-
The brand is offering six colour options for the buyers including 2 dual-tone options and 4 single-tone shades.
Simple One Competition
Simple One Price And Deliveries
For starters, the Simple One electric scooter price in India starts from Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru) and goes up to Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru). The deliveries of the scooter have started in Bengaluru and the brand recently handed over 15 units at the inaugural event. With over 1 lakh bookings pending, the brand will be shifting focus on the improving the production and is likely to start deliveries across the country in coming months.
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