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Simple One electric scooter launched with 212 km range: Check out price, specifications and other details

Simple One electric scooter launched with 212 km range: Check out price, specifications and other details
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  • The Simple One electric scooter promises a range of 212 kilometres, and is priced at ₹1.45 lakh.
  • It competes with the likes of Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X and the Hero Vida V1 series, among others.
  • Simple Energy was founded in 2019 by Suhas Rajkumar, who is also the CEO of the company.
Bengaluru-based Simple Energy took the wraps off its much-awaited electric scooter, on Tuesday. The company claims that its scooter with 212-kilometre range is better than that of existing scooters, at comparable prices.

“Going forward, our biggest priority is to facilitate quick deliveries for customers who have been patiently waiting to get their Simple One home,” said Suhas Rajkumar, founder and CEO of Simple Energy.

This scooter will directly compete with the likes of Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X and the Hero Vida V1 series, among others.

Simple Energy was founded in 2019 by Suhas Rajkumar, who is also the CEO of the company. The company, which has a manufacturing plant in Shoolagiri in Tamil Nadu, has been teasing the electric scooter since last August.

Simple One electric scooter pricing and availability

The Simple One electric scooter starts at an ex-showroom price of ₹1.45 lakh. It comes in four basic colours — Brazen Black, Namma Red, Azure Blue, Grace White colours. There are also two limited-edition dual-tone versions — namely Brazen X and Light X, which are priced at ₹1.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

Buyers will have to pay extra ₹13,000 for the 750-watt portable charger. Deliveries will start from June 6 in Bengaluru, with other cities to be added to the list later on.

Simple One electric scooter range, features & more

The Simple One electric scooter has an IDC-certified 212 kilometre range, with 6% charge still left in the scooter for safety reasons. It is powered by a 5kWh lithium-ion battery, split into two packs – one fixed and one removable.

This battery powers a motor that is rated to generate peak power of 8.5kW and 72Nm of torque, helping Simple One sprint from 0-40 kmph in 2.77 seconds. It also has a claimed top-speed of 105 kmph.

Simple Energy claims that the 5kWh battery can be charged from 0-80% using the 750-watt portable or home charger in 5 hours and 54 minutes. The company refrained from stating exactly how long a full charge will take.

The company also said that its Loop fast charging network will be able to charge the Simple One at a speed of 1.5km per minute from 0-80%. However, this fast charging network will be deployed from August.

The Simple One also comes with a 7-inch TFT display that is powered by an open source version of the Android operating system. It allows users to pair their phones via Bluetooth, view their scooter statistics using the company’s app, and view distance, speed, range and more. It supports turn-by-turn navigation as well and users will be able to perform software upgrades over-the-air (OTA).

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