Simple Energy Simple One: Same Price, Other Options
Official bookings for the Simple One are open for a token amount of Rs 1,947
Simple Energy has launched the Simple One in India at Rs 1,09,999 (ex-showroom Bengaluru). Considering its accessible price tag, the One offers quite a lot of features, great performance, and the best range of any scooter on planet Earth (at least that’s what the company claims). However, if you aren’t entirely sold on the scooter, here are other alternatives you can check out within the same price range:
Ola S1- Rs 99,999
Launched a few hours before the Simple One, the Ola S1 garnered quite some attention. It’s priced at Rs 99,999, which is Rs 10,000 less than the Simple One. It offers a maximum range of 121km and with the fast charger, the Ola S1’s battery can be charged up to 75km in just 18 minutes. It gets a 36-litre underseat storage whereas the Simple One gets only 30-litres. Ola has loaded the S1 with a comprehensive set of features. You get OTA updates, vehicle tracking, roadside assistance, sensors to detect brake-pad wear, and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity provision.
Bajaj Avenger Street 160- Rs 1,08,205
While EVs are good for city commutes, they aren’t bred for cruising. Enter the Bajaj Avenger Street 160. This born cruiser with its 160.4cc air-cooled motor, making 15PS and 13.7Nm, is quite convenient for both city and highway riding. Its laidback stance and low seat height also make it easy to hop onto.
TVS iQube Electric- Rs 1,10,506
If you are looking for an electric scooter from a mainstream manufacturer, the TVS iQube Electric is a good option. Powered by a 4.4kW motor, it offers 75km in Eco mode. Design-wise, it looks quite neat and minimalistic. Even the comfort levels have been taken care of with an upright seating posture. For more on the iQube Electric, check out our first ride review.
Aprilia SXR 125- Rs 1,14,000
Maxi-styled scooters have a distinct charm thanks to their muscular styling. While the Simple One sports a neat and futuristic design, the Aprilia SXR 125’s bulky bodywork draws quite some attention. Priced at Rs 1.14 lakh, it costs Rs 4,000 more than the indigenous e-scooter. Powered by a 124.45cc air-cooled motor, the Italian scooter makes 9.52PS and 9.2Nm. It features LED lights, USB charging, and CBS (Combined Braking System).
Yamaha FZ-X- Rs 1,17,600
The only neo-retro offering in this price bracket is the Yamaha FZ-X. It’s powered by a frugal 149cc air-cooled motor with an output of 12.4PS and 13.3Nm. In our recent test, we put the FZ-X through the paces and found the motor to be rather tractable. Riding in the city was a breeze! Not just that, with its block pattern tyres, light off-roading isn’t a concern. It offers 55.11kmpl in the city and 48.67kmpl on the highway with a 10-litre fuel tank.