New Delhi: Bengaluru-based After being delayed for a year, Simple Energy has finally introduced its eagerly anticipated One scooter in India. On our soil, the EV starts at Rs. 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom). The vehicle competes with the Hero VIDA V1 Pro model at that price point. How does the former compare to the VIDA V1 in the class of high-end electric scooters? Let's investigate.
A team riding a Hero VIDA V1 electric scooter recently broke the record for the longest distance covered by an electric scooter in a 24-hour period. In a controlled setting, the team of experienced riders covered 1,780 kilometres on the EV.Now, Simple Energy has unveiled the eagerly anticipated One scooter, with a claimed range of 212km on a single charge, to challenge its dominance.
Hero VIDA V1 Pro has a unique design language and includes a sleek LED taillight, split-type seats with 26-liter under-seat storage, a wide handlebar and an apron-mounted LED headlight. Simple One features an angular design, an apron-mounted LED headlight, flared body panels, a 7.0-inch digital console, and 30-liter under-seat storage. It is supported by an underbone chassis. Alloy 12-inch wheels are used by both EVs.
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The Hero VIDA V1 Pro and Simple One have disc brakes on the front and rear wheels, as well as a Combined Braking System (CBS), regenerative braking, and riding modes, all for the rider's safety.Telescopic forks on the front and a mono-shock unit on the back of both electric scooters handle the suspension functions.
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A hub-mounted electric motor and a 3.94kWh removable battery pack with an IP rating provide power for the Hero VIDA V1 Pro. On a single charge, a range of up to 165 kilometres is promised.
An 8.5kW motor that is connected to a 5kWh Lithium-ion battery pack powers Simple One. On a single charge, the e-scooter is said to have a range of up to 212 kilometres.
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Hero VIDA V1 Pro costs Rs. 1.39 lakh in India, whereas the Simple One costs Rs. 1.45 lakh for the single-tone colour option and Rs. 1.5 lakh for the dual-tone paint job (all prices, ex-showroom).Since the VIDA V1 has better looks, a removable battery, and a lower price, we believe it makes more sense.