Bengaluru-based Simple Energy has introduced their first electric scooter, the One, at Rs 1.10 lakh. Powered by a 4.8kWh battery pack, the One claims a 0-40km/h run in just 2.95 seconds and a range of 236km
It seems like a good day to launch electric vehicles. Just earlier in the day, Ola Electric made its official debut with the S1 and the S1 Pro. Now, Simple Energy has brought in their first electric scooter – the One. The Bengaluru-based start-up has launched the One at Rs 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru) – that’s cheaper than the Ather 450X as well the newly launched Ola S1 Pro.
The Simple One has a sharp looking design with the V-shaped front fascia. The electric scooter gets a nice aero element along the sides of the front apron. Other design highlights include LED lighting all around, neatly crafted mirrors and multi-spoke alloy wheels. Features list includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, tyre pressure monitor and more.
Powering the Simple One is a 4.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack that gives it 72Nm of torque. Simple Energy claims that scooter can get to 40km/h from standstill in just 2.95 seconds, and from there on record a top-speed of 105km/h. The scooter also gets four riding modes – Eco, Ride, Dash and Sonic. The One sits on telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Fitted with 12-inch wheels at both ends, the One gets 90/90 section rubber at the front and a 100/80 or a 110/80 section at the back.
Coming back to the battery, it is a partly removable unit weighing 7kg, which can be connected to a regular 15amp home socket. Simple Energy claims that the scooter can be up to 80% in just 2.75 hours. In a single full charge, the One can go 236km in the Eco mode. Simple Energy has commenced bookings of the One for a minimum amount of Rs 1947.