Adding to the excitement around the EV segment, Bengaluru-based Simple Energy has announced its plans to launch two new electric scooters in the Indian market. The upcoming electric scooters will sit below the company's flagship product - the Simple One - and therefore will be priced quite reasonably. In addition to making these scooters more accessible to Indian buyers, the manufacturer aims to address the issue of range anxiety, which builds up as the battery depletes and the available range begins to shrink. As far as safety is concerned, the battery packs offered with the flagship offering and two new models meet the highest safety standards - making Simple the only brand to offer the safest and most affordable electric scooters in India.
The Simple One starts at Rs 1.45 lakh in India, while the upcoming scooters are anticipated to be priced between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.2 lakh. Prices are ex-showroom. In the coming quarter, these electric scooters will arrive on our shores, according to Simple.
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The to-be-launched Simple electric scooters offer faster speeds, appealing designs, advanced battery systems, and fuel-efficient powertrains. Owing to its dedication to research and development, Simple Energy aims to be at the forefront of the ongoing global transition to green mobility.
Simple Electric Scooters: What to Expect?
The upcoming electric vehicles are likely to come equipped with a relatively smaller battery size, thereby impacting the riding range. Besides, the scooters could feature LED headlamps, a digital scooter speedometer, and multiple riding modes. However, there is no official confirmation from the company yet. Upon launch, the new scooters could rival the likes of the TVS iQube, the Ola S1 Air, and the Ather 450X.
Simple One Electric Scooter: Key Details
In recent news, the Simple One hit the Indian road with a price tag of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom) and is currently the second-fastest scooter in India. A 5kWh battery pack powers the Simple One, enabling the scooter to reach a peak speed of 105km/h. The Simple One claims to go from 0 to 40km/h in just 2.7 seconds. Moreover, it has an IDC-claimed range of up to 212 kilometres on a full charge.
The 8.5kW electric motor on the scooter produces 11.4bhp of maximum power and 72Nm of peak torque. 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.
In terms of suspension, the Simple One comes equipped with telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. For braking, it gets discs at both ends. The scooter has all-LED lighting, a Wi-Fi-enabled coloured TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, 12-inch alloy wheels, and four ride modes.