Simple Energy delays deliveries of Simple One scooter to September. Here's why

Simple Energy received around 55,000 pre-bookings for its Simple One e-scooter and it had earlier said that deliveries will begin in June.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 27 May 2022, 10:46 AM
File photo of Simple One electric scooter.
File photo of Simple One electric scooter.
File photo of Simple One electric scooter.
File photo of Simple One electric scooter.

Simple Energy has pushed back the deliveries of its Simple One electric scooter to September citing the possibility of a change in policy by the government due to the rising incidents of fire in electric vehicles. The EV company also took to Twitter to share this update stating it is anticipating new guidelines and certifications due to the recent incidents in the industry and hence is deferring the delivery of its flagship electric scooter, Simple One.

According to a PTI report, Simple Energy founder-CEO Suhas Rajkumar believes electric vehicle industry might expect some policies related to battery packs and testing standards in the next couple of months. Simple Energy received more than 55,000 pre-bookings for its Simple One e-scooter and it had earlier said that deliveries will begin in June. “Considering the recent fire incidents in some of the EVs and the government acting on it, we have taken a conscious call of scheduling deliveries of Simple One to September first week," he said.

Similar Bikes

Find More Bikes
Ola Electric S1 (HT Auto photo)
Ola Electric S1
 
₹0.85 - 1.1 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Ather Energy Ather 450x (HT Auto photo)
Ather Energy Ather 450x
₹1.08 - 1.62 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Super Eco Super Eco S 2 (HT Auto photo)
Super Eco Super Eco S 2
₹85,500 - 1.05 *Ex-showroom price
Nds Eco Motors Nds Eco Lio (HT Auto photo)
Nds Eco Motors Nds Eco Lio
₹88,166 *Ex-showroom price
Prevail Electric Wolfury (HT Auto photo)
Prevail Electric Wolfury
₹89,999 *Ex-showroom price
Revolt Motors Revolt Rv400 (HT Auto photo)
Revolt Motors Revolt Rv400
₹90,799 - 1.07 *Ex-showroom price

(Also read | Exclusive: Simple One electric scooter bookings cross 55,000 mark )

A number of fire incidents related to electric vehicles have taken in recent months across the country. In some incidents, the owners endured severe injuries and some resulted in casualties. The government has asked the Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) to investigate the incidents and also suggest remedial measures.

FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on
FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on

(Also read | Exclusive: Simple Energy's second electric scooter to be announced this June )

The Bangalore-based EV company claims it is currently prioritizing safety and is focusing on changes that the company is anticipating from the government's side. “So a lot of companies may go back to the government for recertification of the products in line with the new norms if they are brought in," said Rajkumar. But once deliveries do eventually begin, Simple Energy could start off across the country instead of having a city-wise delivery model.

 

First Published Date: 27 May 2022, 10:46 AM IST
Recommended For You
View All
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking VIEW OFFERS you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city