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 Suhas Rajkumar, founder and CEO, Simple Energy, said, “Electric vehicles are the future of sustainable mobility, and digitalisation is vital to make EV manufacturing efficient and environment-friendly."
Suhas Rajkumar, founder and CEO, Simple Energy, said, “Electric vehicles are the future of sustainable mobility, and digitalisation is vital to make EV manufacturing efficient and environment-friendly.”

New Delhi: EV startup Simple Energy on Thursday announced its partnership with global technology leader Siemens Digital Industries Software to drive digital transformation in EV space.

Under the partnership, Simple Energy will be adopting Siemens’ Teamcenter X, a cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, which will help the company establish a strong digital foundation for its e-mobility solutions.

The Bangalore-based startup said it has also roped in PROLIM, Siemens’ Technology Partner, to share its technologies.

Suhas Rajkumar, founder and CEO, Simple Energy, said, “Electric vehicles are the future of sustainable mobility, and digitalisation is vital to make EV manufacturing efficient and environment-friendly. Being a startup focusing on clean energy solutions, we are happy to have two of the most reputed digital technology brands in Siemens and PROLIM powering product development and innovation at our centre. Simple Energy is committed to deliver high quality, sustainable products to our patrons and will continue encouraging innovation in the mobility segment”

Srinath Koppa, managing director, PROLIM India, said, “PROLIM is a proud Siemens global technology partner. We are excited by the opportunity to deliver the benefits of the cloud native Teamcenter X to power Simple Energy’s super exciting, green and clean technology and support the fast paced, rapidly growing EV market in India.”

In December last year, the two-year-old EV manufacturer announced a massive INR 2500 crore investment for setting up India’s largest electric two-wheeler factory in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu.

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The startup has raised $21 million so far and expects to close another round of funding in the “three-digit millions,” said Suhas Rajkumar, the company’s chief executive officer.

The company which launched its maiden scooter Simple One on the same day as Ola on August 15, is building a massive 12.5 million unit per annum factory to be operational by 2023 with an investment of INR 1000 crore. Its first factory which goes on stream next year has a capacity of 1 million.