Simple Energy is all set to step into the market with its Mark II. The new electric scooter will mainly rival the Chetak and 450X from Bajaj and Ather, respectively.
Bengaluru-based electric vehicle manufacturer start-up Simple Energy has announced that the company will launch its first product on August 15, 2021. The debutant will be an electric scooter, dubbed Mark II. The upcoming electric scooter was slated to be launched in the first half of 2021; however, given the state of the pandemic and the resulting lockdown in various states, Simple Energy has rescheduled the launch of the Mark II to Q3.
The Mark II has a claimed range of 240km in Eco mode and a top-speed 100km/hr. The 0 – 50km/hr timing is 3.8 seconds (claimed), and the source of power is a 4.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is removable. The feature list is likely to include a touch-screen instrument cluster, smartphone connectivity, and all LED lights. Overall, it's expected to be on par with that of the competition. The scooter will have a disc brake setup on both ends.
Pictures of the prototype Mark II that were released earlier this year
The pricing is expected to be in the Rs 1.10 – 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom) range. The Mark II will mainly rival the Bajaj Chetak and the Ather 450X in the Indian market. The Mark II will be manufactured at Simple Energy’s facility based out of White Field, Bengaluru, which has a production capacity of 50,000 units per annum. In the first phase, the sale is likely to commence in Bengaluru first. And, then, the dealership network will be expanded to different cities of India by the end of 2021.