Simple One Electric Scooter Launched, Priced at INR 1.10 lakh
This comes only hours after Ola Electric’s launch, another homegrown company, Simple Energy, unveiled its own fresh new electric scooter in India, the Simple One Electric Scooter, at a price of INR 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Compared to the TVS iQube and Ola S1 electric scooters, the Simple One is pricier, but it is cheaper than the Ather 450 Plus and Bajaj Chetak. As an added bonus, the electric scooter qualifies for FAME-II subsidies. A vehicle’s cost may therefore vary depending on the state’s incentives. For INR 1,947, the firm offers refundable pre-bookings on its website.
Its class-leading 4.8kWh lithium-ion battery is said to have a 236km range in standard mode, and a 203km range in eco mode. The Simple One electric scooter has a peak speed of 105kmph and an 0-40kmph sprint time of fewer than 3 seconds, according to the manufacturer.
In 2.75 hours, the company claims, a normal household charger can charge the Simple One electric scooter’s battery to 80 percent. 4.5kW motor on the Simple One electric scooter produces 72Nm of torque, according to the manufacturer. The One electric scooter comes with four riding modes: Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic, all of which may be used simultaneously.
There is a detachable 7kg battery pack on the Simple One, which could be charged at any 15A outlet. In addition, the electric scooter includes 12-inch wheels fitted with 200mm front and 180mm rear discs, tubular steel chassis, flexible front fork, and a mono-shock rear suspension.
On the other hand, the Simple One will be a 4G-enabled scooter that we can access through a 7-inch big screen. An extensive feature set includes Bluetooth, geo-fencing, wireless software updates, onboard GPS, remote telemetrics, and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
During the next few months, the firm plans to grow to 75 locations across 13 states, but it hopes to be in 176 cities by August of next year. In addition to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi, the Simple One has also been released in Rajasthan, Goa, and Uttar Pradesh. A new charging network, Simple Loop, has been created by the firm to allow for the public as well as residential charging. Across the next seven months, the firm plans to install over 300 charging stations in 13 states. It is also building a 250,000 square foot plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu.