In 7 Images: Here's How Different The New Simple One e-Scooter Is From The Old One

Modified On May 23, 2023 06:00 PM By Aamir Momin for Simple One

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Simple Energy has finally launched its One electric scooter at a higher price and bunch of differences from what was showcased earlier

Simple Energy unveiled the One electric scooter in August 2021 and almost two years later, the Bengaluru-based EV maker has finally launched the e-scooter. However, the launched product is very much different from what was showcased initially, we explain how.

Design

While both, early and new iterations of the e-scooter, are sporty and aggressive in terms of design, there are subtle tweaks and changes in the styling. Especially now, the One features sharper panels and equipment, oozing out every bit of sporty in the scooter. The winglet-like panels on the apron really dial up the sportiness quotient.

Motor & Performance

Simple One e-Scooter

The 8.5kW peak power motor churns out a whopping 72Nm, which has remained the same. However, the motor efficiency has increased. Oh! And initially, the e-scooter featured a chain-drive system, whereas now, it comes with a belt-drive system, which should result in less noise. It can now achieve 0-40kmph in just 2.77 seconds down from 2.95 seconds.

Battery & Range

Over time, the battery of the One has changed, and while the older battery pack was a 4.8kWh combined unit (fixed and removable), the new unit is a big 5kWh one: a 1.5kWh removable battery and a 3.5kWh fixed unit. Although, this bump in battery capacity has not translated into a bump in range. The New Simple One claims a range of 225km in Indian driving conditions (IDC), whereas the old one claimed 236km IDC range.

Charging

With the change in the battery, there has been a change in the charging times as well. It now takes the Simple One 5 hours, 54 minutes to charge 0-80 percent with a home charger. The older one took only 2 hours, 45 minutes for the same. Sadly, even the 2.5km per minute fast charging claim has gone down to 1.5km per minute.

Other Differences

Simple One e-Scooter

Initially, the One tipped the scales at 110kg kerb, and is now 24kg heavier weighing in at 134kg; however, this has not affected its performance and the top speed still remains the same at 105kmph. The seat height, too, has gone up by 21mm and now sits at 796mm. With a 35mm increase, the wheelbase now sits at 1335mm.

Price & Verdict

Now the most crucial difference – the price. In 2021, Simple had targeted the One’s pricing at Rs 1,09,999; whereas now, the e-scooter comes bearing a price tag of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru, including revised FAME 2 subsidy). 

Yes, the price has increased by a significant margin; however, considering what’s on offer, the Simple One is still a great value-for-money product. Despite the reduction in range, it is still the highest in the scooter segment in India.  The Simple One rivals the likes of Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X and the TVS iQube Electric ST.

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