Bangalore-based electric vehicle manufacturer Simple Energy has launched its flagship Simple One e-scooter, priced at Rs 1,09,999 (Ex-showroom).
The scooter was rolled out Aug. 15, Simple Energy said in a statement Tuesday. Simple One comes with a 4.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, offering a claimed maximum range of 236 km and 203 km in eco mode, the statement adds.
The 4G-capable scooter has a top speed of 105 km per hour and will have four driving modes – eco, ride, dash and sonic – accessed via a 7-inch touchscreen.
Simple One comes with features such as Bluetooth connectivity, geo-fencing, over-the-air updates, in-vehicle navigation, access to music control and call control to the connected smartphone, as well as remote telemetry. distance and even a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), the company said.
It comes with a removable battery, which can be charged on any 15A charging socket, the statement said, adding that the braking system and powertrain are the USP of the e-scooter, which were developed in-house and patented by Simple Energy. “We have been looking forward to this day for three and a half years. We look forward to bringing the right change to the electric vehicle industry,” said Suhas Rajkumar, Founder and CEO of Simple Energy.
The scooter has been launched in 13 states: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab.
The electric scooter is also eligible for FAME 2 subsidy of up to Rs 60,000, so the actual price of the vehicle may vary depending on state subsidies, the company said.
The Simple One is now open for pre-orders starting at Rs 1,947, he added. The company said it also recently launched the Simple Loop charging network for public and home charging.
Simple Energy plans to launch more than 300 charging stations over the next seven months in 13 states, he noted.
It is also working on a two lakh square foot plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, the company said, adding that phase 1 of the plant has an annual production capacity of one million vehicles.