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India: Simple Energy set up its first EV manufacturing facility in India

Simple Energy, the company that introduced the Simple ONE electric scooter last year, inaugurated its first EV manufacturing facility codenamed ‘Simple Vision 1.0’ in the country on January 19, 2023. The company is all set to commence with the production of its electric scooter, Simple ONE. The deliveries of the same are anticipated to begin from March 2023.

The ‘Simple Vision 1.0’ facility has been set up by Simple Energy in Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu. This facility spans over 2 lakh square feet in area and has an initial set up cost of around Rs 100 crore. This facility is equipped with a General Assembly Line, in-house motor manufacturing line, a battery manufacturing line along with other facilities like cell storage, CAL (Customer Acceptance Line) and more. Since safety of EVs have become a paramount issue the company has even put up an in-house vehicle testing facility in this plant.

Commenting on the occasion, Suhas Rajkumar, Founder & CEO, Simple Energy said, “We started this journey four years ago and have reached a stage just one step away from production and deliveries. The inauguration of Simple’s first manufacturing unit in Shoolagiri, TN is a stepping stone for the future expansion plans”.

He went on to add that the presence of right and experienced people on the team has been the key to progressing on the correct path which is now leading them to this moment where they have set up this manufacturing facility and are commencing production of Simple ONE electric scooter soon.

The ‘Simple Vision 1.0’ facility envisions employing over 700 local people and having a women dominated workforce. According to the company this facility is also capable of manufacturing over 1 million tyres annually. This facility will also serve as the R&D centre for the company.

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