As India makes the transition to electric vehicles, green two-wheelers are winning the adoption race over their four-wheeled counterparts. Joining the race is Simple Mark 2, where two-wheeler giants like Bajaj Auto have already announced their decision to go electric. Things might not be that simple for startups like Simple Energy.
Based in Karnataka, Simple Energy is an electric vehicle startup that will soon offer its electric scooter named Mark 2. With an expected price of around Rs 1 lakh, the Simple Mark 2 seems a serious contender for the likes of Ather 450X and TVS iQube.
Interesting way, Simple Energy claims to have made over 80% of electric scooter in India, importing lithium-ion battery cells from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. With production slated to start early next year, here’s what we know about the scooter so far –
Simple brand specifications 2
A Financial Express report highlights the specifications of the next electric scooter. According to the report, Simple Mark 2 will come with 4.2 kWh of usable capacity with 9.4 hp peak power and 72 Nm of torque.
This will translate to 0-50 km / h acceleration in 3.2 seconds. The electric scooter will have three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sports with its top speed ranging from 35-40 km / h in Eco mode to 100 km / h in Sport mode.
Supported by a 6 kg battery, the three modes will offer a range of 260 km, 220 km and 180 km respectively. The portable battery will be able to charge from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes thanks to home charging.
Since electric scooters are the future of mobility in India, it is important that scooters take their part. Simple Mark 2 does an incredible job, sporting a rather angular and sporty futuristic design and highlighted by LED lighting up front and back.
Regarding new-age features, the Mark 2 will come with a 7-inch touchscreen with 4G connectivity and Bluetooth which should offer features like those seen on the Ather 450 in the video below.
Looking at the numbers, the Simple Mark 2 looks like an impressive addition to India’s range of electric two-wheelers. As it hits the market, it will be tough competition for electric scooters in India, which you can check out here.