Simple Energy to Launch its First e-Scooter ‘Simple Mark 2’ on Aug 15

Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Simple Energy is planning to launch its first electric scooter (e-scooter) ‘Simple Mark2’, on August 15 this year, which was earlier planned to be rolled out in June this year.

May 17, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Simple Energy is planning to launch its first electric scooter (e-scooter) ‘Simple Mark2’, on August 15 this year, which was earlier planned to be rolled out in June this year.

The e-scooter, which catered to students and professionals in tier 2&3 cities in India, will make its debut in Bengaluru in the first phase, followed by Chennai and Hyderabad. It further plans to expand footprint in other cities later on. The company has its manufacturing facility and R&D unit situated in Bengaluru.

Commenting on the development, Suhas Rajkumar, Founder and CEO of Simple Energy, said, quoted PTI, that “we are thrilled to be announcing the launch date. August 15 is a significant milestone for the nation, Simple Energy aims at creating history with a world-class product made by an Indian company.”

He said the launch has been scheduled for mid-August as it expects the situation arising out of the ongoing second wave of the pandemic at present would get better.

While the prototype version Mark1 was ready last year, the startup has now developed the production variant which is based on the prototype.

The e-scooter will have a 4.8 kWh lithium-ion battery with a claimed range of 240 km in eco mode and top speed of 100kmph, is set to be rolled out mid this year with pre-bookings beginning from the launch day itself, followed by the deliveries soon, the media report said.

The e-scooter will be priced at Rs 1.10 lakh-Rs 1.20 lakh, it added.

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