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230 km will run on a single charge, next year the electric scooter Mark 2 is coming

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230 km will run on a single charge, next year the electric scooter Mark 2 is coming

Simple Energy, a Bangalore-based startup, made headlines a few months ago thanks to their Mark 2 electric scooter. Made in India announced this electric scooter and Simple Energy then claimed that it can run up to 260 km on a single charge. Again its maximum speed will be 103 km / h, and the scooter will be able to accelerate its speed to 0-50 km / h in just 3.2 seconds. At that time the model was in the concept stage.

A prototype model of the Mark 2 scooter has recently been tested in Pune under the auspices of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). According to the test results, the driving range of the Mark 2 e-scooter on a single charge is 230 km, maximum speed is 100 km / h, and it can reach a speed of 0-50 km in 3.6 seconds. The scooter has three riding modes, Eco, Normal, and Sports. And here it is possible to get a driving range of 230 km by driving the scooter in eco mode.

Needless to say, the claims made earlier about the performance of the scooter through internal tests were not properly reflected in the Certification Authority tests. However, due to its best in-class driving range and speed, Simple Energy Mark 2 has surpassed the scooters that have responded in the EV segment like the Ather 450X in terms of performance. Many of the company’s development teams have worked in EV (Electric Vehicle) companies such as Ultraviolette Automotive, Tork Motors, and Ather Energy.

The Mark 2 prototype scooter uses a 4 kWh battery developed by Simple Energy. Weighing 6 kg, this battery takes 40 minutes to get 0-60 percent charge, 1 hour 5 minutes to get 0-100 percent charge. Again, with the help of fast charging, it can be charged 50 percent in just 20 minutes.

The design of this scooter with a sporty look is also quite interesting. This scooter has LED headlights and taillights, spacious footboards and ergonomic seating. Features include IP67 rated touch screen display, Bluetooth and 4G connectivity. Simple Energy had earlier announced that 90 per cent of scooter components would be sourced from the local market. As a result, the company will be considered eligible for subsidy under the Government of India’s FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle) scheme.

However, the founders of Simple Energy are now trying to invest in the company to start production. As soon as the investment arrives, production of the final model of the scooter will begin at the company’s 50,000-unit annual manufacturing facility near Bangalore. If all goes well, the electric scooter is likely to hit the market in the first quarter of next year. The price of the scooter can be kept between Rs 1 lakh-1.10 lakh (ex-showroom). In that case, the so-called new Simple Energy will present a tough challenge to other EV manufacturers established in the market. It remains to be seen how the company will respond in the electric vehicle segment.

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The new collage design can be seen in the Recent Highlights option of Google Photos

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The new collage design can be seen in the Recent Highlights option of Google Photos

A few days ago, Google announced a new policy for the Google Photos service. This time the tech giant company has come up with a new feature for this gallery app. Photos or videos can be saved and edited in the Google Photos app. However, Google has recently launched a new Collage Designs for Photos which will be displayed in the Recent Highlights option. The rollout of this new update has started since the beginning of last week.

Old photos can be seen in the carousel at the top of Google Photos, it looks a lot like the Instagram Story interface. On the other hand, in the ‘Recent Highlights’ section, users can see the ‘best’ image among their newly captured images. Interestingly, photos taken on the same day or at the same event in this section will be merged into a collage after the new update. For now, two options – standard and general – can be used for collages.

Also, Google Photos features a blackboard-style design with a chalk border for the collage. According to Google, several new collage designs can be used in this update. According to the portal Android Police, one of the designs will have a floral background, a tipstar has claimed. These new collage designs are just beginning to roll out so it is not yet clear exactly how many designs can be used.
In this case, users can check the Recent Highlights tab of their Google Photos app.

Meanwhile, Google has announced that from the first day of next year, i.e. from January 1, 2021, users will not be able to use the free backup storage in the Google Photos app. Users will be able to use only 15 GB of storage for free, it will cost some money to save more photos than the specified limit. Google also said that it would cost money or a subscription to use some of the editing features of Google Photos. This decision upset many users. It is believed that the American company has introduced a new collage design to make the users happy.

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