Here’s what makes the new Simple One electric scooter a worthy Ola and Ather alternative
Simple One electric scooterwill be available in 13 states in the coming months at a price of ₹1.1 lakh, excluding state subsidies.
- It boasts a maximum range of up to 236 km and a top speed of 105 km/h.
- The Simple One electric scooter also comes with a customisable touchscreen that offers Bluetooth and 4G connectivity, remote locking and more.
AdvertisementBengaluru-based startup Simple Energy on August 15, launched its first electric scooter called “Simple One”. The electric scooter is priced at ₹1.1 lakh, and it can be booked from the company’s website by paying a refundable deposit of ₹1,947.
Simple Energy plans to make the Simple One available in 75 cities across 13 states over the next couple of months, with plans to expand its presence to at least 176 cities by August 2022.
Simple Energy’s coverage plan also includes setting up to 300 ‘Simple Loop’ fast-charging stations in the next seven months. The company says the Simple Loop stations will be situated at convenient locations where one can halt for a cup of coffee. Before the Simple One hits the road we take a look at the electric scooter’s top features.
The Simple One e-scooter has four riding modes — Eco, Ride, Dash and Sonic. It boasts a maximum range of up to 236 km, and in the Eco mode, it is said to offer a real riding range of 203 km. The Simple One is also claimed to accelerate from 0-40 km/h in just 2.95 seconds and it can achieve a top speed of 105 km/h, according to the company.
Under the hood
The electric scooter is equipped with a removable 4.8 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery that takes less than three hours to go from 0 to 80%. It can be charged at any 15A charging, and it also supports fast charging that should give around 2.5 km of range for every minute of charge. The electric scooter has a 6bhp electric motor that has a base output of 4.5 kilowatt, a peak output of 7 kW and 72 Nm of peak torque.
On the Simple One electric scooter, you get a 7-inch coloured touchscreen that’s highly functional with support for Bluetooth and 4G connectivity. It comes with a host of features including onboard navigation, geofencing, remote locking, and OTA updates. You can also use it to control music playback, answer and reject calls. The touchscreen can also be customised to different coloured themes, and you can also switch between light and dark modes.
There’s also a companion app for the Simple One with more customisation options. It will be available on Android and iOS soon.
The Simple One electric scooter has a telescopic front fork, and it features LED pilot lamps, an LED triangular headlamp, and LED indicators. It weighs 110 kg and offers 30 litres of boot space. The electric scooter is also equipped with 12-inch wheels with a 200 mm front disc and a 180 mm rear disc.
You get to choose between four colour options of Brazen Black, Namma Red, Grace White and Azure Blue.
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