Simple One's long-range variant launched at Rs. 1.45 lakh
Simple Energy has launched a new long-range variant of its Simple One scooter in India. It packs an upgraded motor linked to two removable battery packs and promises a range of more than 300km on a single charge. The new model also offers improved thermal efficiency. However, there are no changes when it comes to design as well as features.
- Simple One is a quite popular electric scooter in India and has received around 30,000 bookings to date. The introduction of a more powerful variant will certainly increase its demand in the market.
- The vehicle has been priced competitively on our shores. It rivals the likes of Ather 450X, TVS iQube, Ola S1 Pro, and the Bajaj Chetak.
Simple One sits on a tubular frame and has a futuristic design, featuring a headlight-mounted front apron, flat footboard, and a stepped-up single-piece seat with a pillion grab rail. The scooter packs a full-LED lighting setup and a Bluetooth-enabled touchscreen instrument cluster with support for 4G connectivity. It rides on 12-inch wheels and is offered in four shades, including Brazen Black and Grace White.
The long-range variant of Simple One packs an electric motor (11.4hp/72Nm) and is mated to two batteries with a combined capacity of 6.4kWh. The scooter can sprint from 0-40km/h in 2.85 seconds, hit a top-speed of 105km/h, and deliver a range of over 300km.
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Simple One is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with a combined braking system for better handling on the roads. Suspension duties on the electric scooter are taken care of by telescopic forks on the front end and a mono-shock unit on the rear side.
In India, the single battery version of the Simple One scooter carries a price-tag of Rs. 1.09 lakh, while the twin battery variant sports a price-figure of Rs. 1.45 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). Deliveries will start from June onward.