Delivery of e-Scooter Simple One to begin in June 2022, pre-booking at INR 1947 is still on, Auto News, ET Auto


 Simple One Electric Scooter
Simple One Electric Scooter

New Delhi: Homegrown EV company Simple Energy announced today that the delivery of its e-scooter Simple One will commence from June 2022. Pre-booking for the scooter has exceeded 30,000 so far.

The vehicle focuses on all the automotive key areas from surface design to chassis design, battery development to motor development, and also addresses three major concerns: range anxiety, charging time, and affordability, the company said.

The electric scooter will be produced at phase 1 of the manufacturing unit located at Hosur, Tamil Nadu, which will have an annual capacity of up to one million units, the company said. Currently, the factory is getting ready for mass manufacturing and will be operational in the coming weeks.

It further added that the company has also commissioned a second plant in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, which will be spread across 600 acres and will have a capacity of 12.5 million units annually, making it the largest two-wheeler producer in the world.

Suhas Rajkumar, founder and CEO, Simple Energy, said, “We understand electric mobility is the future, and two-wheelers are the vehicle of the masses. It is a part of our vision to revolutionise the electric two-wheeler segment and make premium electric mobility solutions affordable and accessible to people. We are elated with the market response that has been coming across our way on Simple One. The technology used for the Simple One will define and enable our future in this industry. We have some of India’s best minds conducting R&D, designing and engineering for our products, and we are confident that Simple One will supersede customer expectations.”The Simple One is priced at INR. 1, 09,999/- (Ex-showroom), and can be pre-booked at the company’s website at INR 1947.

According to a media release, the ‘Made in India’ e-scooter will provide a driving range of 203 km in Eco mode and a maximum range of 236 km in IDC for a fully charged battery. The vehicle can sprint from 0-40 in just less than 2.95 seconds along with a speed of up to 105km/h.

Moreover, the Bengaluru-based EV and clean energy startup has also announced the completion of developing an advanced thermal management system with the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore (IIT Indore) aiming at improving the safety, dependability, and lifespan of the battery modules in all its products.

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