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Introducing Simple One: Electric Scooter’s Powerhouse

Its core is driven by a permanent magnet motor generating an alleged 8.5kW of peak power, 72Nm of torque.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Nov 27, 2023 21:27 IST
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The Simple One is equipped with a 5kWh lithium-ion battery, delivering an estimated IDC range of 212km, with 6 percent SOC remaining. It boasts a dual-pack configuration, featuring one fixed and one removable battery. Its core is driven by a permanent magnet motor generating an alleged 8.5kW of peak power (4.5kW continuous) and 72Nm of torque. Accelerating from 0 to 40kph in a zippy 2.77s, this scooter aims for a claimed top speed of 105kph.

Charging the battery from 0 to 80 percent is estimated at 5 hours and 54 minutes using both the portable and home chargers. With fast charging capabilities, it can replenish at a rate of 1.5km/min up to 80 percent, though the fast-charging network is slated to become operational in August this year.

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Weighing 134kg, the Simple One stands as the heaviest mainstream e-scooter available in India. It also showcases a taller seat height at 796mm and an extended wheelbase of 1,335mm, surpassing the Ather 450X by 40mm. This e-scooter relies on a tubular steel chassis supported by a telescopic fork/monoshock arrangement and rides on 12-inch wheels with 90-section rubber. Braking is managed by a 200mm disc up front and a 190mm unit at the rear.

Feature-Packed Ride:

The Simple One sports a 7-inch TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity for phone pairing, navigation control, and music management. The software can be updated via over-the-air (OTA) updates. Offering four distinct riding modes – Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic – it boasts all-LED lighting, a boot light, and a 30-litre boot capacity, placing it among the more spacious offerings.

Available in a Choice of Shades:

This electric scooter comes in four single-tone hues – black, red, blue, and white – along with two dual-tone options, white and black, featuring red alloy wheels and accents. The dual-tone variants command a premium of Rs 5,000 over the single-tone colors, priced at Rs 1.50 lakh.

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Pricing and Competition:

Priced between Rs 1.45 lakh and Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru), the Simple One sits as one of the higher-priced e-scooters in India. Additionally, an enhanced 750W charger will be available at an extra cost of Rs 13,000 from September onward.

Competing against the Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X, TVS iQube S, Bajaj Chetak, and Vida V1 Pro, the Simple One faces stiff competition. Bengaluru will witness deliveries commencing on June 6, with other cities to follow shortly. The company has ambitious plans to establish ‘140 to 150’ showrooms across India in the coming 8 to 10 months.

First published on: Nov 27, 2023 09:27 PM IST

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