- Simple Energy claims to boost the overall range above 300km
- Inclusion of the third battery pack will hike the scooter’s asking price by Rs 35,000
Simple Energy has introduced an additional battery pack for the Simple One. The company claims that this will be the third overall battery and second removable unit for its electric scooter.
On the bright side, Simple Energy claims that the Simple One will now be able to clock more than 300km (IDC range) using all the three batteries. The newly announced battery pack is a 1.6kWh unit that will be offered as an option while making the final payment of the scooter.
Originally, the Simple One is priced at Rs 1,09,999 (ex-showroom Bengaluru) and consist of a fixed and a removable battery. But with the inclusion of the third battery pack, the asking price goes up to Rs 1,44,999 (ex-showroom). That’s a premium of Rs 35,000. But is that the only cost you pay? No.
The third battery pack will not only reduce the storage space but also add to the weight of the scooter. Moreover, the aforementioned range is for ideal conditions and the figures might differ considerably in the real world. Last but not least, the third battery pack costs almost one-third of the entire scooter’s asking price.