Simple Energy to launch e-scooter with 240 km range

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Bengaluru : Bengaluru-based electric vehicle start-up Simple Energy has announced the launch of first flagship e-scooter on August 15, 2021. Codenamed Mark 2, the long-range electric scooter is expected come with a quick pickup and a maximum speed of 100 kmph. The company claims its acceleration from 0 to 50 kmph in just 3.6 seconds. 

According to a press statement, Simple Energy has now developed the production model of its flagship scooter. The Mark 2 will be fitted with a 4.8 kWh lithium-ion battery that will be powering the scooter to a maximum range of 240 km in eco mode.

The Simple Energy electric scooter will feature a mid-drive motor along with a removable battery and futuristic design. 

According to the presser, the scooter will be equipped with smart features like a touch screen, on-board navigation, and Bluetooth connectivity. The e-scooter will be priced from Rs1,10,000 to Rs 1,20,000, Simple Energy said in the statement.

Speaking on this announcement, Suhas Rajkumar, Founder, and CEO of Simple Energy said, "We are thrilled to be announcing the launch date. 15th August is a significant milestone for the nation, Simple Energy aims at creating history with a world-class product made by an Indian company. Due to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19, we have chosen this date by hoping that the situation would get better. We look forward to the remarkable journey ahead."

The first electric scooter by the company will be launched in Bengaluru, following which the sale will be expanded to Chennai and Hyderabad. The company intends to gradually expand its presence to other cities. 

The startup is also looking to deploy dedicated charging stations in Bengaluru prior to the launch.