Simple Energy Postpones The Delivery Of Its Flagship E-scooter For The Third Time
October 16, 2022: Simple Energy revealed its Simple One e-scooter on August 15 last year, and advance reservations also started on the same day. Simple One will compete against Ola Electric S1 and Ather 450X.
Local electric two-wheeler manufacturer Simple Energy has announced that deliveries of its flagship ‘Simple One’ e-scooter have been delayed to the March 2023 quarter.
According to the company, the reason for the delay is due to recent government guidelines. about battery safety.
Simple Energy claims that the reason behind its latest delivery delay is new battery safety guidelines issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), adding that this delay would allow the company to ensure that its scooter electric complies with the new safety standards.
Interestingly, this is Simple Energy’s third delay. Deliveries from the Bangalore-based startup were initially delayed from December 2021 to June 2022 and then from June to September 2022.
Additionally, the company had also previously cited safety reasons for its previous delay announced in May 2022.
The company, at the time, stated, “Considering safety standards and recent incidents in the electric vehicle industry, Simple took a conscious call to defer deliveries of the One.”
The electric two-wheeler maker blamed the first delay on supply chain problems. Simple Energy revealed its Simple One e-scooter on August 15 last year, and advance reservations also started on the same day. Simple One will compete against Ola Electric S1 and Ather 450X.
Suhas Rajkumar, Founder and CEO of Simple Energy, said: “Compliant with the government’s new battery safety guideline, Simple has taken a call to defer scooter deliveries to ensure these vehicles are certified to the new standards.” .
The company anticipated that a new framework will be announced in light of recent incidents in the electric vehicle industry, Simple Energy said. The e-scooter will meet and adhere to the new standards, which will cause the delay, he said in a statement.
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