Simple Energy, India’s leading electric vehicle and clean energy start-up, inaugurated the first manufacturing plant of the company on 19th January 2023. Named Simple Vision 1.0, the plant is now set to commence operations to kickstart the final production of the much-awaited flagship product, Simple ONE.
Located at Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu; the state-of-the-art manufacturing unit is spread across 2,00,000 sqft. The facility is equipped with the best-in-class GA Line (General Assembly Line), India’s first patented in-house motor manufacturing line, a battery manufacturing line along with other facilities like cell storage, CAL (Customer Acceptance Line), etc. The factory, being one of the safest manufacturing plants in the country, also has its testing facility for its in-house vehicle testing.
On this announcement, Suhas Rajkumar, Founder & CEO, of 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. Having the right and experienced talent has shown us the right path to churning out the best strategies in R&D and setting up a well-equipped plant that will commence the production of Simple One electric scooter.”
Simple Vision 1.0 is built with an initial investment of INR 100 cr. It has the capability to manufacture up to 1mn unit annually, making it one of the most significant plants set up by an OEM in its early stages. The plant also aims to provide employment to 700+ people locally, and looks forward to having a female-dominated workforce. With more products in the pipeline and its core focus on R&D, Simple Energy aims to be at the forefront of the ongoing global transition to green mobility.