Simple One electric scooter spotted testing on public roads ahead of launch: price, specifications

Simple One electric scooter has been spied testing on public roads and is likely in the final stages of development. Read on to know more.

Highlights
  • Simple One electric scooter spied being tested on public roads.
  • Simple One was launched on August 15th and is yet to go into mass production.
  • The electric scooter is priced at Rs 1.09 lakh (ex-showroom) and will be available in three colour options.

Simple One electric scooter has been spotted testing on public roads for the first time since it was unveiled on the very same day as the Ola S1 and S1 Pro i.e. on August 15th. The electric scooter market on August 15th saw a lot of promise in the form of the Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooter and the Simple One electric scooter. While Ola S1 and S1 Pro deliveries finally kicked off yesterday after numerous delays, the Simple One electric scooter is still in its final developmental phases and is yet to hit mass production. 

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Simple One electric scooter expected to undergo tweaks and changes

The Simple One electric scooter was launched parallel to the Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooter twins on August 15th. Although the Dutch company Etergo derived Ola S1 and S1 Pro have started hitting the road yesterday after numerous delays, the Simple One electric scooter is still in its final lap at the R&D centre at Simple Energy. 

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The Simple One electric scooter has been spotted on public roads testing covered in camouflage (via RushLane). The scooter is undergoing testing in a variety of conditions, covering various parts of India that could help in furthering the development process. India’s varied geographical features and external factors that include traffic, road conditions, pollution, etc require stringent research and development via data collected during tests.

The Simple One’s production version is hence expected to adopt some minor design changes in its production guise. Minor tweaks in styling to better suit it to mass production along with some powertrain tweaks can be expected before the scooter hits the road. This workflow however is uncommon in the auto industry where a vehicle is yet to go final developments despite being launched and attached to a price tag. Hence, it is unlikely for Simple Energy to drastically change the claimed performance figures. 

Simple One electric scooter: Specifications

On paper the Simple One electric scooter packs in a punch – the Simple One gets a claimed range of 236km and can achieve a top speed of 105kmph from its 4.5kW motor and 4.8kWh battery pack. The motor puts out 72Nm of torque and sprints from 0-40kmph in just 2.95 seconds. The scooter manages to deliver 30 litres of boot space, weighs in at a reasonable 110kg and has better suited 12inch tyres. 

The Simple One electric scooter will also benefit from connected tech and app support that will allow users to take/end calls, navigate, control scooter functions, control music playback and more. The Simple One electric scooter will be available for Rs 1.09 lakh (ex-showroom) and will be available in three colours – Namma Red, Azure Blue and Grace White.