Deliveries of simple one electric scooter have been delayed once again and this time it is due to the amid EV catches fire cases and the manufacturer has stated safety standards as the reason.

Simple one delivery delay
Simple one delivery delay

In August last year, simple energy launched its first electric scooter in the Indian market which is called simple one. Deliveries of the scooter begin towards the end of 2021 but a few months later the manufacturer postponed the plan to June 2022. Now simple energy has announced the deliveries for their e-scooter commence from September 2022 due to some standard safety issues.

Simple one delivery delay
Simple one delivery delay

The move has invented some backlash online and some people who booked the simple one even claim to have canceled their bookings due to the delays. The electric vehicle was introduced as the arrival of the Ola S1 Ather 450 X Bajaj chetak EV TVS equable and so on.

It is priced from ₹1,10,000 for the starting variant and goes all the way up to 1,45,000 for the top and variant ex-showroom New Delhi after subsidies. Ushas Raj Kumar founder and CEO of simple energy shared on social media at the safety standards and the recent incidents in the EV industry are the reason for the delay it is worth noting that few electric scooters have caught fire across India in recent times promoting the Government of India to call for an investigation.

Simple one delivery delay

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While we’re not sure safety was the only reason to postpone the deliveries of the simple one it does seem like a smart move. Multiple electric scooters from various manufacturers of witness spontaneous combustion which is a huge concern for the electric 2-Wheeler sector. It is better to test a request to get any potential threats rather than risking potential injury to customers.

The central consumer protection authority a part of the union consumer affairs ministry recently issued notices to the many EV manufacturers. Electric scooters from brands like Ola, Pure EV, Okinawa, and many others were involved in incidents leading to the death and injury of some people and the consumer watchdog is expected to send notice to other EV manufacturers as well.

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A simple one is available in the 2 variants the standard variant is available with a 4.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack consisting of a 3.6-kilowatt-hour fix battery and a 1.6-kW removable battery which can deliver a total claim range of 236 kilometers in a single charge. The long-range version gets an additional 1.6 KWh removable battery taking the total battery capacity to 6.4 kW an estimated range of 300 kilometers.