Simple Energy, an electric vehicle start-up, is reportedly preparing to launch a new e-scooter in the country by the end of 2023. According to industry sources, the two-wheeler maker has already filed a patent for the moniker Dot One, which the forthcoming EV would likely use. After a considerable wait, the two-wheeler manufacturer finally introduced the Simple One, its debut product, in May 2023 at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom, without charger), and started deliveries in June. The upcoming electric scooter is said to be similar to the Simple One in terms of design. However, it might also have a few new characteristics to forge a distinctive identity in the entry-level market. On a full charge, the new electric scooter from Simple Energy is anticipated to have a claimed range of approximately 180 kilometre. The brand hasn't, however, released any formal information about it.
Simple Dot One: What You Can Expect?
Although the firm has not officially commented on the rumoured electric scooter, market reports indicate that the EV will likely share the same platform as the Simple One e-scooter with a lower output than its more powerful sibling. In addition, the forthcoming Dot One will reportedly be devoid of several amenities seen on the One electric scooter, such as the extensive suite of connected functions and all-LED lighting arrangement. On a full charge, the Simple Dot One will probably offer a driving range of about 180 kilometres. With the lesser features and power figures than the elder sibling, the new EV is likely to introduce in our market with an affordable price tag.
Simple One Electric Scooter: Battery & Range
The Simple One electric scooter has an IP67-rated 5kWh lithium-ion dual battery that enables the drive up to 212 kilometres on a full charge. Further, the 8.5 kW electric motor cranks out 11.4bhp of maximum power and 72Nm of peak torque. According to Simple Energy, the EV can go from 0 to 40km/h in 2.77 seconds and tops out at 105km/h.
Simple One Electric Scooter: Features & Price
The e-scooter rides on 12-inch alloy wheels. In terms of features, it has a Wi-Fi-enabled coloured TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, all-LED lighting, four riding modes, etc. The Simple One scooter costs 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.