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Old 23rd May 2023, 18:02   #1
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Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh

Simple Energy has re-launched the Simple One electric scooter in India at a price of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Bangalore). For Rs 1.58 lakh, you get a 750 W charger with your e-scooter.

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The Simple One e-scooter looks sporty with its crisp lines. It features a triangular LED headlamp that is mounted on the front apron, a single-piece seat and a touchscreen instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity.

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The Simple One comes with a removable and fixed battery. The 5 kWh unit is said to deliver a maximum range of 212 km. It powers a 4.5 kW electric motor, which enables the e-scooter to sprint from 0-40 km/h in 2.77 seconds, and it can reach a top speed of 105 km/h.

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According to the company, the fixed battery takes 3 hours 47 minutes to charge, while the removable battery pack can be charged in 2 hours 7 minutes.

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The scooter rides on 12-inch alloy wheels with telescopic suspension in the front and a monoshock at the rear. It features disc brakes at both ends.

The Simple One e-scooter has four ride modes: Eco, Ride, Dash and Sonic. It supports OTA updates and offers features such as navigation and park assist.
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Old 23rd May 2023, 19:15   #2
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Re: Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh

Still, many things are not clear.
Is this 1.45 lakhs after FAME 2 subsidy? One newspaper quoted this price as OTR price. Some people are saying June 1, Fame 2 subsidy is going to drop. What will be the price after that? Also Business Line
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com...le66884914.ece
says deliveries will start on June 6th. Is the price of the vehicle still the same on June 6th?

One thing for sure about Simple Energy! Nothing is simple with their product or marketing or even launch. It's just not simple, As simple as that!
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Old 23rd May 2023, 21:11   #3
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Re: Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh

13k extra for the charger according to pd/zigwheels.
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Still, many things are not clear.
Is this 1.45 lakhs after FAME 2 subsidy? One newspaper quoted this price as OTR price. Some people are saying June 1, Fame 2 subsidy is going to drop. What will be the price after that? Also Business Line
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com...le66884914.ece
says deliveries will start on June 6th. Is the price of the vehicle still the same on June 6th?

One thing for sure about Simple Energy! Nothing is simple with their product or marketing or even launch. It's just not simple, As simple as that!
It was mentioned in Autocar video that this is after the new subsidy scheme, which I guess is after the drop
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13k extra for the charger according to pd/zigwheels.
One video mentioned it as 1300 which I feel is too low.
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Re: Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh

I have a doubt - What does "re-launch" mean? Was this scooter ever launched earlier?
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I have a doubt - What does "re-launch" mean? Was this scooter ever launched earlier?
There were multiple delays and multiple promises which were too good to be true(236KMs range at a price of 1.1L), also there were speculations that the vehicle presented in earlier launch was simply a modified version of Ather 450X.

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One video mentioned it as 1300 which I feel is too low.
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Still, many things are not clear.
Is this 1.45 lakhs after FAME 2 subsidy? One newspaper quoted this price as OTR price.
Ex-showroom price of 1.45L is inclusive of the revised FAME-ll subsidy, the charger costs an additional 13k taking the effective ex-showroom price to 1.58L.

I'm more concerned about the inhouse motor and MCU because there is no mention of active cooling, and I haven't noticed any intake vents in any of the videos. They will encounter the same overheating issues currently experienced by numerous Ola S1 Pro users.
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There were multiple delays and multiple promises which were too good to be true(236KMs range at a price of 1.1L), also there were speculations that the vehicle presented in earlier launch was simply a modified version of Ather 450X.
Still doesn't answer my question. When was the scooter launched in the first place after showcasing what was simply a concept?
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Still doesn't answer my question. When was the scooter launched in the first place after showcasing what was simply a concept?
It was launched back in August 2021 with deliveries promised by November/December 2021.
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Still doesn't answer my question. When was the scooter launched in the first place after showcasing what was simply a concept?
They had a launch event last year and many automobile websites had reviewed the scooters at that time.

https://www.autocarindia.com/bike-vi...-review-425186

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Re: Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh

Many people claim that simple energy has raised the price of their ev scooter by a huge margin which is plain wrong. It's simple maths and not one reviewer has acknowledged this.
The calculation is as follows, let's assume the battery as 5kwh before and after for simplicity.
Before:
The price was announced as 1,10,000 including the old fame 2 subsidy which for a 5kwh battery comes down to 75,000 as 15,000 for 1kwh
So the actual exshowroom price is 1,85,000
After:
The price is revised to 1,45,000 with the new fame 2 which is 10,000 per kWh which amounts to 50,000
Which brings the ex showroom price to 1,95,000
So in reality they've just bumped the price by mere 10k and it is expected as the battery pack is slightly higher and they have to pay for innovation and testing and all the regulations that the government has imposed.
People will realise the vfm aspect of the simple Ev after June 1 when all the ev companies bump up their prices and suddenly EVs aren't cheap anymore.
(Take my math with a grain of salt, this is the conclusion I have come to after following the EV space for quite a while, this is my perspective and not a fact I maybe wrong )
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Re: Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh

Some observations after watching a couple of YT videos :
  • 250W charger is bundled with the scooter at 1.45L which will take around 18-22hrs to completely charge the scooter.
  • Charger for the removable battery and TPMS will be billed separately as addons.
  • Portable battery can only be used for Eco mode(confirmed by Shreshth Mishra, Co-founder - Simple Energy). Range in sonic mode :
    Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh-sonic.jpg
    Credits : Gagan Choudhary YT
  • Although it was a production unit, the charger flap and portable battery locking mechanism appear to be quite flimsy.
  • Lack of active cooling for the motor and controller resulted in overheating issues during media test rides, even after just a few minutes of riding. They cleverly selected a very short track with multiple speed breakers and sharp turns for the test ride to prevent prolonged sprints in sonic mode.
  • Regen was not working in any test ride unit.
  • Deliveries are expected to start in Bangalore within the next 10-15 days.
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Re: Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh

Simple One Electric Scooter deliveries begin.

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Re: Simple One electric scooter re-launched; priced at Rs 1.45 lakh

While I appreciate the news about the commencement of deliveries, I'm disappointed with the ongoing lack of communication from Simple Energy to prospective buyers who prebooked the SimpleOne. It's important to note that many good automotive products have failed because of poor customer service.or customer communication.

I wonder what it would take for Simple Energy to provide regular updates on the estimated delivery timeline to their prebooked customers. They may claim to have the best product, and prospective customers might be willing to wait, but as a customer, I'm left wondering where I stand in the queue.

My attempts to contact their customer care via email have been met with silence, as usual. I sincerely hope that Simple Energy will make an official communication or send emails to their prebooked customers regarding the waiting period. Is maintaining silence the new strategy for automobile companies?
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