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.
Why does this story matter?
- 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.
The scooter has a touchscreen instrument cluster
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.
It attains a top-speed of 105km/h
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.
There are disc brakes on both the wheels
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.
Simple One: Pricing and availability
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.