Simple Energy has released an additional battery pack option for its electric scooter, Simple One, to offer customers an unparalleled 300+ km of range on a single charge.
Customers would be able to opt for the additional battery pack option during the final payment, with deliveries beginning in June.
Commenting on the new battery pack, Suhas Rajkumar, Founder and CEO, Simple Energy, said, “When we conceived the Simple One, we had the aim of offering an electric scooter that could offer enough range for users to not have to worry about range or charging. Offering an extra battery will allow power users to reach destinations that no other electric two-wheeler in India can. This additional battery can easily fit in the boot of the scooter offering a range of over 300 km. This is a big milestone – not just for Simple Energy, but for the EV industry. This move will also go a long way in bolstering the perception of electric scooters.”
The additional battery will address range anxiety amongst customers, as it will help them cover longer distances while traveling. With a capacity of 1.6 kWh, the battery pack will enable the Simple One to cross the 300 km mark – a big step up from the 235+ km from the scooter’s standard configuration, which was already best in class.
Notably, this battery can be easily stowed in the boot of the scooter, greatly aiding the user experience.
The Simple One, along with the advanced additional battery, is priced at Rs 1,44,999 ex-showroom.
The original variant without the extra battery will continue to be available at Rs 1,09,999.
Recently, Simple Energy announced that the scooter will come with an upgraded 8.5 kW motor, capable of producing 72nm of torque.
The Simple One electric scooter has a real-world range of 203 km (up to 236 km in ideal conditions), fast charging support, a huge 30-litre boot and a host of smart features such as onboard navigation, riding modes, phone app, call and music control and much more.