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Simple One vs Ola S1 Pro vs Ather 450X: Which e-Scooter To Buy?

Simple Energy’s One electric scooter has finally been launched, with deliveries expected to begin on June 6 in Bengaluru. With bold claims of possessing the highest IDC range amongst its electric brethren, the Simple One comes loaded with an impressive array of fancy hardware, exquisite specifications, and captivating features. But here lies the ultimate conundrum: Do these elements possess the mettle required to stand toe-to-toe with the mighty Ola S1 Pro and Ather 450X? Let’s find out.

Battery, Range, Charging Time and Other Specifications

Simple OneAther 450XOla S1 Pro
Battery TypeLi-ion (fixed + removable)Li-ion (fixed type)Li-ion (fixed type)
Battery Capacity1.5kWh (removable) and 3.5kWh (fix)3.7 kWh3.97 kWh
Claimed Range212 km146 km181 km
Peak Power8.5kW6kW8.5kW
Peak Torque72Nm26Nm58Nm
Top Speed105 km/h90km/h116km/h
0-40 km/h Acceleration2.77 seconds3.3 seconds2.9 seconds
Kerb weight134 kg112 kg125 kg
Charging Time
(Using Home Charger)
5 hrs 54 min
4 hrs 30 mins
6.3 hrs

Also Read: Ola S1 Pro vs Ather 450X vs TVS iQube: Real-World Range Test

  • With an impressive torque output of 72Nm, the Simple One takes the lead in terms of quick acceleration. Additionally, it boasts the highest claimed range on a single charge. However, the actual performance of the Simple One in real-world conditions remains uncertain.
  • Although the Ather 450X may not look as exciting as others on paper, it proves to be impressive in real-life scenarios by providing an approximate range of over 90 km. However, the Ola S1 Pro outperforms it in terms of range, offering around 120 km of true city range.
New Gen-3 Ather 450X
Gen-3 Ather 450X


Simple OneAther 450XOla S1 Pro
Front suspensionTelescopic forkTelescopic forkSingle fork
Rear SuspensionMonoshock MonoshockMonoshock
Braking SystemDiscDiscDisc
Combi Braking System
Wheel TypeAlloysAlloysAlloys
Front tyre90/90-R1290/90-12110/70-12
Rear tyre90/90-R1290/90-12110/70-12

When it comes to the underpinnings, the three e-scooters share a fair amount of similarity, but Ola S1 Pro slightly distinguishes itself with a single telescopic fork and wider tires at both ends.

Simple One features

Key Features

Ola S1 ProSimple OneAther 450X
– Dual LED headlamp with the LED DRLs
– LED taillamps and indicators
– Take-me-home function
– 7-inch TFT touchscreen display
– Customizable themes 
– On-board navigation 
– OTA updates support
– Smartphone connectivity
– call/message alerts
– Keyless operations
– Documents storage
– Proximity lock/unlock as well as remote lock/unlock
– Cruise control
– Hill hold control
– Four riding modes – Eco, Normal, Sports, and Hyper
– Reverse mode
– Music system with party mode
– Brake regen modes
– USB charging socket
– 36L of boot space
– All-LED lighting system
– A 7-inch TFT instrument console
– OTA updates support
– Four riding modes: Sonic, Dash, Ride and Eco
– Geo-fencing
– Remote access
– Tyre pressure monitoring system
– Vehicle tracking
– Ride statistics
– Documents storage
– All-LED lighting system
– 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display 
– Dark theme
– Call/message alerts
– Navigation
– Google Maps support
– Documents storage
– Hill hold
– Four riding modes – Eco, Ride, Sports, Wrap
– Reverse mode
– Tyre pressure monitoring system
– 22L of boot space
– Cruise control (coming soon)
– Crawl control (coming soon)
– Multi-level regenerative braking (coming soon)

Also Read: Government Resumes Subsidy For Ola Electric, TVS, Ather and Vida


ModelEx-Showroom Price (incl. FAME 2 subsidy)
Simple OneRs 1.45 lakh (as per new subsidy)
Ather 450XRs 1.47 lakh (as per current subsidy)*
Ola S1 ProRs 1.25 lakh (as per current subsidy)*

*The subsidies under the FAME 2 scheme will be reduced from June 1. Consequently, the aforementioned prices will experience a significant surge.

Note: It’s important to note that currently, the Simple One is exclusively available in Bengaluru, with plans to expand to other states and cities in the future.

Ola S1 Pro delivery time


Despite being cheaper than the Ather 450X, both the Simple One and Ola S1 Pro offer better performance and range on paper. Additionally, Ola holds an advantage in terms of availability due to its direct-to-customer sales model.

We recommend waiting for a detailed review and gathering customer feedback before making a decision in favour of the Simple One. In the meantime, if you prioritize a feature-rich scooter with exceptional range, the Ola S1 Pro is worth considering. On the other hand, if you value consistency and a range of practical features, the Ather 450X is worth exploring.