Simple Energy which is a Bengaluru-based EV startup launched the Simple One electric scooter marking its first-ever product in the market. The starting price of this electric scooter will be Rs. 1,09,999 before FAME II subsidy. The company plans to make the scooter available in 75 cities in 13 states in the coming months.
The notable thing about the electric scooter is the almost 240 km range in a single charge as claimed by the company. There are different ride modes that will affect the achievable range. The top speed is claimed to be at 105km/h. The 4.8kWh battery pack is portable and weighs 7 kg. the Eco mode of the scooter offers a range of 203km and 236 km in ‘ideal’ conditions.
The scooter can accelerate from 0 to 50 in 3.6 seconds while 0 to 40kmph in 2.95 seconds. The scooter will be available in four colour options. It features smart features like a TFT touchscreen instrument screen with navigation on the go, Bluetooth and 4G connectivity, geo-fencing, OTA updates, remote telemetry, TPMS, vehicle tracking, vacation mode, and notifications on the nearest fast charger location.
The scooter has a 200 mm disc brake in the front and a 190 mm unit for the back. Suspension is taken care of by a telescopic suspension in the front and a monoshock at the back. It can be charged at the rate of 2.5km per minute.
The initial launch will cover states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Gujrat, and Punjab. The company has finalized on experience centres in the states to begin deliveries soon. The company which is three-and-a-half years old claims it has 120 vendors with more than 70 suppliers. It also has a capacity of 10 lakh units at its Industry 4.0 Factory. They aim to build over 300 charging stations in the next three to four months for their electric scooters.