Simple One electric scooter India launch on 23 May
At long last Bangalore-based EV start-up Simple Energy has announced that it will launch the new One electric scooter in Bangalore on 23 May, 2023. The launch date has been confirmed almost after a two-year gap since its price announcement. Simple Energy claims that it spent the last two years "vigorously testing" the electric scooter.
Simple One: Details
As mentioned earlier, the EV start-up spent the last two years working on the electric scooter, especially to make its battery pack safer. It has come after hundreds of incidents of electric scooters abruptly catching fire have gone viral on the internet. As a result, the government had to intervene in the matter and thus introduced Automotive Industry Standards (AIS) 156 Amendment. More to the point, Simple Energy claims that it has become the first OEM to comply with Automotive Industry Standards (AIS) 156 Amendment.
Simple One: Battery pack and Range
The previous version of the Simple One came with a 4.8kWh battery pack linked to an 8.5kW electric motor with 72Nm of torque. It promised a 236km range and a top speed of 105kmph. The company says that the One electric scooter is now faster. However, it is hard to say whether it will offer an improved driving range.
Simple One: Features and Colours
The One is likely to be available with four colour schemes: Brazen Black, Namma Red, Azure Blue, and Grace White. In addition, it could continue with the same features, such as a colour TFT display with navigation, smartphone connectivity, all-LED lights, telescopic forks, a monoshock, single-disc setup at the front and back, and 12-inch wheels. The 30 litres of storage capacity is expected to be unchanged.
Simple One: Prices and Rivals
The One e-scooter was previously priced at Rs 1,09,999 and Rs 1,44,999 (ex-showroom). However, the upcoming Simple One is likely to attract a higher premium than the previous version. Upon launch, the One will compete against the Ather 450X, Ola S1 Pro, Vida V1, River Indie, and TVS iQube.
On the occasion, Suhas Rajkumar, Founder and CEO, Simple Energy, said, "When we set out to make the Simple ONE, our aim was to provide to our valued customers a product that matches up to the level of the global players. To that end, we have spent the last 2 years vigorously testing our product in the most demanding conditions and ensuring that the result is the best in the business."
He added, "With the official confirmation on the launch of Simple ONE, we would also like to announce that we are the first OEM to comply with the Automotive Industry Standards (AIS) 156 amendment 3 that ensures greater battery safety. Simple ONE is now faster, improved on aesthetics, on battery systems and powertrains and offers unmatched safety. We have successfully addressed the issues during testing and are confident that our product will stand true to the wait".
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