IT Voice:-What is the USP of Simple Energy as compared to other players in the same domain?
Mr. Suhas Rajkumar:-Simple energy’s Mark 2 comes with 280 km of range which is 3 times more range offered by the existing range of electric vehicles and fastest charging time. In 40 minutes, it can be charged up to 70 percent and 100 percent charge in about 1 hour 10 minutes with a self-built supercharger. The supercharger can be installed at home or mounted anywhere in a commute zone. Mark 2 will have three riding modes which will deliver a range of 170 km in Sport mode, 215 km in Normal mode, and 240 to 280 km in Eco mode. Simple energy will produce their own highly efficient PMSM motor which propels the scooter to a maximum speed of 100 km/hr. The scooter will come with battery swapping technology in minimum time which promises the user an endless ride.
The scooter come with smart features like 4g cloud connectivity, anti-theft, adaptive parking assist all showcased on a 7inch TFT touch screen display. The product will be completely indigenous with 80% components made in India and the rest from countries like Japan and South Korea, especially batteries. The indigenous parts and in-house motor brings down the cost of ownership and maintainence.
The company will not rely on China for any of components for MARK 2 or future products.
IT Voice:-What is the key mission and vision behind setting Simple Energy?
Mr. Suhas Rajkumar:-Our mission is to develop long-range smart electric two-wheelers and four wheelers which are affordably-priced, consumer-friendly and are enough to push the generations towards a greener future.
Our vision is to establish us as an Indian brand, as a center of innovation and a global leader in the automotive tech sector and deliver our share for sustainable future.
IT Voice:-Businesses are facing a hard time in India, how much has it affected your company?
Mr. Suhas Rajkumar:-As compared to others companies, it has not affected us as much but definitely our development was halted. We had planned to launch our product at the end of this year but due to the worldwide pandemic situation, our plans for the launch got postponed to 2021. Supply chain is still a concern momentarily.
IT Voice:-What are the key trends impacting the future of E Vehicle?
Mr. Suhas Rajkumar:-The most important aspect in development of electric vehicles are the batteries.0 New developments in batteries with higher efficiency, high energy density and a high charging rate can change the outlook of the future EV industry. Another such aspect is the in-house development of the vehicle components all over India which in a long run will reduce cost and dependence on external factors. A large network of fast charging infrastructure and battery swapping stations only can boost the development of EV in the future.
IT Voice:-Have you worked on any key projects under COVID-19? Please throw light on that.
Mr. Suhas Rajkumar:-We have been working on development of a motor as mentioned above, which will be 15% more efficient than the motors in the market.
IT Voice:-What are your key milestones till now?
Mr. Suhas Rajkumar:-As of now, we have successfully completed our testing on the prototype i.e., on Mark 1. After testing it for more than 50000km, it showed positive results which laid the foundation of the claims that we make today. It will supposedly be the platform for our exclusive launch model- Mark 2. We are soon moving into a new R&D facility. Besides, we have raised investments from three angel investors and we are looking forward to the mega launch in March 2021.
We have partnered with ANSYS & ALTAIR for our software needs.