Bengaluru-based EV start-up Simple Energy will commence operations at its Simple Vision 1.0 plant from January 19 with the beginning of production of the Simple One electric scooter. The company recently postponed the deliveries of the Simple One from September CY22 to Q1 CY23. While the electric scooter was launched way back in August 2021, its deliveries have been postponed multiple times.
Located in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, Simple Energy’s Simple Vision 1.0 plant is spread across an area of 200,000 sq ft. The company initially invested Rs 100 crore in the facility, which has a claimed annual production capacity of 1,000,000 units. The company claimed that it had designed a motor line at the plant to manufacture its own proprietary motor.
“We are officially moving from planning to execution, prototype to production, and dreams to reality. The efforts are now taking shape into a larger vision, Simple Vision 1.0. With better engineering on Simple One and rigorous R&D, we expect to bring in best quality electric vehicles that will make the switch to green mobility faster and smoother. We look forward to embarking on the journey of production this January 2023,” said Suhas Rajkumar, founder and CEO, Simple Energy.
Simple Energy has conducted the test rides of the Simple One electric scooter in twelve cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Delhi, Lucknow and Bhubaneshwar.
The Simple One electric scooter is priced at Rs 1,09,999 (ex-showroom) for the standard variant having a real-world range of 203km, and Rs 1,44,999 (ex-showroom) for the long-range variant boasting over 300km of range in ideal conditions with an additional battery pack. The vehicle can be pre-booked for Rs 1,947.
Apart from the Hosur facility, Simple Energy has commissioned a plant in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, that will have an annual production capacity of 12,500,000 units.