Simple Energy's first electric scooter to be called Simple One
Homegrown EV start-up Simple Energy's maiden offering, which was earlier codenamed 'Mark 2,' will go official as Simple One. It will be launched on August 15, in a phased manner and will reportedly carry a starting price-tag of around Rs. 1.1 lakh. The company has also finalized its factory in Whitefield, Bengaluru. The plant will have a production capacity of 50,000 units.
The Simple One e-scooter is said to have been designed using Dassault Systemes' development platform. It will feature a sleek form-factor with a headlight-mounted front apron, a flat-type single-piece seat, and a pillion grab rail. The vehicle will likely house a digital instrument console with support for navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. It will also offer all-LED lights and ride on blacked-out alloy wheels.
The Simple One is expected to pack a mid-drive motor and a removable 4.8kWh battery. It will be able to go from 0-50km/h in just 3.6 seconds and will offer a maximum range and top-speed of 240km and 100km/h, respectively.
For the rider's safety, the Simple One will likely be equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels. It will also offer three riding modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport. Suspension duties on the vehicle are expected to be taken care of by telescopic forks on the front side and a mono-shock unit on the rear end.
The Simple One electric two-wheeler will be priced at around Rs. 1.1 lakh. It will initially be available in Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad, followed by other cities in the coming months.