Dassault Systèmes has announced that Bangalore-based Simple Energy, an electric vehicle (EV) startup, has deployed the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud through a value-added partner, EDS Technologies. Simple Energy was part of the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program before migrating to SOLIDWORKS applications for designing the electric scooter through a value-added partner, Best Engineering Aids & Consultancies. Simple Energy regulated project management for designing and manufacturing their first electric scooter, Simple Mark 2, through design and governance applications based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Globally Dassault Systèmes has the expertise of working with leading EV makers such as NIO, EVUM MOTORS, QEV Technologies, XYT, Canoo, and several others.
Simple Energy focuses on R&D and works closely with stakeholders to launch new affordable EV scooters catering to students, professionals, and in tier 2&3 cities in India. The company adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to address the current challenges about insights in all disciplines, improve collaboration, and visualize the 3D design with real-time simulation. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform helped Simple Energy to collaborate and streamline the design process as per production and manufacturing requirements, thereby reducing costs. The company designed Simple Mark 2, the vehicle exteriors, and developed a digital mock-up of the electric two-wheelers leveraging SOLIDWORKS and CATIA applications with the aim of starting production from June 2021 and deliveries starting September 2021.
“We at Simple Energy aim to provide eco-friendly two-wheelers in the budget segment for college students and IT professionals without compromising on the features. Therefore every aspect of design of components, chassis and battery development et al, has to be done in-house and made in India to manage costs. Our team with the technical know-how needed a platform to integrate a comprehensive and real-time collaborative view on product engineering, simulation and manufacturing,” said Suhas Rajkumar, Founder & CEO, Simple Energy. “Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud and brand applications like SOLIDWORKS and CATIA enabled us to work remotely and collaboratively developing a digital mock-up of the complete vehicle with real-time simulation and real-time engagement with the suppliers and manufacturing teams. Furthermore, the community helps us connect with innovative global companies in EV technology to understand, adopt and customise the best practices of EV development.”
“Globally we see successful startups are integrating mechanical engineering, systems engineering, electronics engineering and creating EV platforms for mobility of the future. This is an interesting shift in India too as more and more companies are emerging in traditional industries integrating technology and business experience platforms. The future business leaders are today’s startups and we have a complete program for startups to conceptualise, design, engineer, manufacture, produce and assemble and even digitize sales and marketing activities,” said Deepak NG, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèmes. “We want to be a preferred business transformation partner for companies like Simple Energy in domains that will define the consumer experience in mobility of the future.”