Simple Energy launches One Electric Scooter with impressive features
Bengaluru-based startup, Simple Energy, has unveiled the production-ready version of its highly anticipated One electric scooter. The prices for the scooter range from Rs 1.45 lakh to Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru). The Simple One is equipped with a 5kWh lithium-ion battery, divided into two packs, one fixed and one removable. This configuration provides an […]
Bengaluru-based startup, Simple Energy, has unveiled the production-ready version of its highly anticipated One electric scooter. The prices for the scooter range from Rs 1.45 lakh to Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru).
The Simple One is equipped with a 5kWh lithium-ion battery, divided into two packs, one fixed and one removable. This configuration provides an impressive claimed IDC range of 212km, with 6 percent state of charge (SOC) remaining. The scooter is powered by a permanent magnet motor, delivering a claimed peak power of 8.5kW (4.5kW continuous) and a torque of 72Nm. These specifications enable the One to accelerate from 0 to 40kph in just 2.77 seconds, with a top speed of 105kph (as claimed by the manufacturer).
Charging the battery from 0 to 80 percent can be achieved in approximately 5 hours and 54 minutes using the portable and home chargers. Fast charging capabilities allow for a charging rate of 1.5km per minute, up to 80 percent. However, the fast-charging network is still being established and is expected to be operational from August this year.
Weighing in at 134kg, the Simple One holds the distinction of being the heaviest mainstream electric scooter available in India. It is around 20kg heavier than the pre-production version that was tested last year. The seat height has also increased to 796mm from 775mm in the earlier version. The scooter features a tubular steel chassis, a telescopic fork/monoshock suspension setup, and rides on 12-inch wheels fitted with 90-section tires. Braking is handled by a 200mm disc at the front and a 190mm unit at the rear.
The Simple One offers several noteworthy features, including a 7-inch TFT display that can be paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth. This enables riders to control navigation and music through the scooter’s display. The software can be updated via over-the-air (OTA) updates. The scooter includes four riding modes: Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic. It boasts all-LED lighting and a boot light. The boot capacity is 30 liters, which is on the larger side of the spectrum.
The Simple One is available in four single-tone colors (black, red, blue, and white) and two dual-tone colors (white and black) with red alloy wheels and highlights. The dual-tone options are priced at Rs 1.50 lakh, Rs 5,000 higher than the single-tone paint options.
Priced at Rs 1.45 lakh to Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru), the Simple One falls into the higher price range for Indian electric scooters. Additionally, a faster 750W charger will be available for an additional cost of Rs 13,000 starting in September.
Competing against rivals such as the Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X, TVS iQube S, Bajaj Chetak, and Vida V1 Pro, the Simple One faces a challenging market. Deliveries of the scooter will commence on June 6 in Bengaluru, with plans to expand to other cities soon. Simple Energy aims to establish 140 to 150 showrooms across India within the next 8 to 10 months.