Bengaluru-based EV start-up Simple Energy has announced a motor upgrade for its first e-scooter, the One. The One was launched on Independence Day last year, but deliveries are slated to begin only in June this year.
The company says it has made improvements to efficiency, thermal management, and performance. The claimed efficiency figure for the motor is now 96 percent, but an earlier figure was never released, so it’s unclear how much improvement has been made here.
Simple also says that this motor upgrade will result in quicker performance than that promised at launch, even though the upgraded motor still produces the same 72Nm as before. As for the power output, the One was originally announced with a 4.5kW figure, which was then upped to 8.5kW on the day of the launch. This upgraded motor continues to produce 8.5kW, as per the latest information from Simple.
In terms of acceleration, the company originally claimed the One will complete the dash to 40kph in 2.95sec, and it has now changed this claim to state that it will do 0-40kph in “under 2.85 seconds”.
The claims and specs that remain unchanged are a 4.8kWh battery capacity, 200km of range in Eco mode and a top speed of 105kph.
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