Simple Energy is gearing up to launch a new electric scooter on December 15 in the Indian market, called the Dot One. As we have reported earlier, it will be styled similar to the Simple One electric scooter, and while it will share the same platform with its sibling, the Dot One will likely miss out on modern niceties such as all-LED lighting as well as a comprehensive suite of connected functions.
The upcoming Dot One scooter will come with a relatively smaller 3.7kWh battery pack, offering a claimed range of 160 kilometres (IDC). Power and torque figures are under wraps; expect them to be uncovered on or before the launch date. For the sake of comparison, a 5kWh battery pack powers the Simple One, enabling the electric scooter to provide an IDC-claimed range of up to 212 kilometres on a full charge. The scooter's battery can be charged from 0 to 80 per cent in 5 hours and 54 minutes at home. It also comes with a rapid charger that can charge the scooter up to 80 per cent at a rate of 1.5km per minute.
Simple Dot One Electric Scooter: What to Expect?
It would not be surprising if the Bengaluru-based EV maker offered the Dot One with a less powerful motor than the one on the One scooter, which comes equipped with an 8.5kW electric motor. This motor on the One produces 11.4bhp of maximum power and 72Nm of peak torque. With 11.4bhp at its disposal, the Simple One sprints from 0 to 40km/h in a claimed time of 2.7 seconds. The top speed is marked at 105km/h.
In terms of design, the Dot One is expected to be more in line with the company's flagship product, the One. However, it could come with a few distinctive styling cues that will help it stand out. Simple Energy states that the scooter will have a storage capacity of more than 30 litres. Also on offer will be different colour options.
As for its cycle parts, expect the Dot One to feature the same front and rear suspension as the One; however, it could ditch disc brakes in favour of drum brakes. Meanwhile, Simple has confirmed that the Dot One will come with a touchscreen TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity. The One scooter, on the other hand, has all-LED lighting, a Wi-Fi-enabled coloured TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, 12-inch alloy wheels, and four ride modes: Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the new Simple electric scooter will be available at a much more affordable price than the One. While the exact figure hasn't been revealed, the scooter is claimed to be priced under Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom). At this sub-Rs 1 lakh price, it will have a direct rival in the form of the Ola S1 X.
The Simple One, currently the second-fastest scooter in India, starts at Rs 1.45 lakh, but when a 750W charger is added, the price is increased to Rs 1.58 lakh. Both are ex-showroom figures.