Berlin-based startup Simple Mobility is making an electric scooter at a price below 2,000 euros. Their Simple eScooter uses Bosch technology in form of a 1,500 Watt electric motor and two battery options. They last for 50 or 100 km respectively. It sells online only.
The electric scooter is the result of a team working at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences (FH-SWF). The commercial arm trading as Simple Mobility is based in Berlin however. Their Simple eScooter relies on technology and service from Bosch.
The most competitive selling point is the price however. The basic trim comes in at less than 2,000 euros. That is with one battery for said range of 50 km. A second battery is available as an option and adds another 600 euros to the purchasing price. Both battery packs are removable and can be charged at home. The Simple eScooter has a top speed of 45 kph.
The two founders appeared on German television as participants in a show resembling the UK’s “Dragon’s Den”. Both Marvin Metzke and David Schirrmacher pitched successfully, albeit for different business.
Simple Mobility is their joint venture to sell the electric scooter. Overhead costs are low as sales will happen exclusively online.
simplemobility.org (in German)