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Bounce is a Bengaluru-based start-up company that was launched in 2018 with its last-mile mobility solution. Through this app, customers could rent a scooter or bike and drop it wherever they wanted at extremely low rental rates.
According to the latest report by Financial Express, Bounce is collaborating with Simple Energy to develop a long-range electric vehicle for the Indian market. How will this work? Simple Energy will be making EV conversion kits for the existing ICE vehicles for the Bounce fleet. However, the collaboration between Simple Energy and Bounce which is still in talks and they have also spoken about an all-new EV.
Moreover, this will not be an easy task for Simple Energy which makes ICE to electric conversion kits. Bounce has motorbikes like the Yamaha FZ, Bajaj Pulsar and even some superbikes in their fleet. So making a conversion EV kit will be a difficult task as many of these bikes are performance-oriented. However, whenever the conversion kits will be installed, the company will keep in mind that the performance of the bikes is retained.
Earlier this year, we had reported that Simple Energy had entered the two-wheeler EV space and spoke about their new electric scooter, the Mark 2. This company has been founded by 24-year old Suhas Rajkumar. The company also invested Rs 1.3 crore in the project and will be raising 1 million dollars in the near future.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has decided to launch its new offering, the Mark 2, within the first quarter of 2021. The company shall start its production by June - July 2021 with a capacity of 50,000 units at its manufacturing plant in Yelahanka, Bangalore. The Mark 2 will be sold via the company's website and online platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, etc.
Simple Energy has also said that it will start operations with four experience centres in each major city and two in smaller cities and will also have exclusive dealerships for service centres in the near future across the country.
Thoughts About Bounce And Simple Energy Making Long-Range EV Scooters
Since our natural resources, petrol and diesel, are getting scarce and expensive day by day, manufacturers are focusing more on getting new Electric Vehicles (EV) in the Indian market. It is good to see that new manufacturers are entering the market and trying to capture their space by introducing the best products.