Simple Energy One Launched At A Price Of Rs 1.45 Lakh
The much-discussed company from Bengaluru, Simple Energy, has finally released the production-spec model of its One electric scooter, with prices starting at between Rs. 1.45 lakh and Rs. 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru).
The 5kWh lithium-ion battery within the Simple Energy One is rated for a stated IDC range of 212km (with 6 percent SOC remaining). Two packs—one fixed and the other removable—make up this. A permanent magnet motor with a claimed 8.5kW peak power (4.5kW continuous) and 72Nm of torque is powered by this battery. This aids the One in completing the sprint from 0 to 40 km/h in 2.77 seconds and continuing on to a high speed of 105 km/h (reported figures).
Using the portable and wall chargers, Simple Energy asserts that the battery can be charged from empty to 80 percent in 5 hours and 54 minutes. Although the fast-charging network is still being established, a fast charger allows the scooter to be charged at a pace of 1.5 km/min for up to 80% of its capacity. According to what we’ve been told, the network will start running in August of this year.
The Simple Energy One, which weighs 134 kg and is over 20 kg heavier than the prototype e-scooter we rode last year, is by far the heaviest mainstream e-scooter for sale in India. Additionally, the seat height has increased from the previous version we tested last year’s 775mm to 796mm. The One’s wheelbase is 40mm longer than an Ather 450X’s at 1,335mm. It rides on 12-inch wheels with 90-section rubber tyres at both ends and is supported by a telescopic fork and monoshock setup. The frame is made of tubular steel. A 200mm disc at the front and a 190mm unit at the back are responsible for braking.
The Simple One boasts a 7-inch TFT dash that can be Bluetooth-paired to your phone and used to handle music and navigation. Over the air (OTA) updates can be used to update the software. The four riding modes of the One are Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic. It has a boot light and all-LED lighting. While not the largest in the sector, the boot’s capacity of 30 liters is on the higher end of the scale.
The Simple One is available in two dual-tone colors—white and black with red alloy wheels and accents—as well as four single-tone colors—black, red, blue, and white. At Rs. 1.5 lakh, the dual-tone paint options are also Rs. 5,000 more expensive than the single-tone paint options.
One of the priciest Indian e-scooters currently on sale is the Simple One, which costs between Rs 1.45 lakh and Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru). In addition to this, the quicker 750W charger will cost an additional Rs 13,000 and be accessible starting in September.
The Simple One has its job cut out for it because of competitors like the Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X, TVS iQube S, Bajaj Chetak, and Vida V1 Pro. Deliveries will start in Bengaluru on June 6 and go on to other cities soon after. ‘140 to 150’ showrooms are to be opened, according to the corporation, in India during the next 8 to 10 months.
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