Ola Electric Unveils Indigenous Li ion Cell Mass Production To Begin By 2023

Ola Electric Unveils Indigenous Li ion Cell Mass Production To Begin By 2023

The first lithium-ion cell made in India was showcased by Ola Electric on Tuesday. The Bengaluru-based company announced that by the course of the next year, mass manufacturing of the “NMC 2170” cell will start at its Gigafactory in Chennai.

The company is currently building a cell manufacturing facility with an initial capacity of up to 20 GWh, localizing the most important step in the value chain of EVs. The Government of India recently gave the company 20GWh of power under the ACC PLI scheme to help develop advanced cells in the country.

The two-wheeler manufacturer claimed in a statement that the use of particular chemistry and materials not only allows the cell to carry more energy in a finite space, but also continues to improve the cell’s overall life span.

According to the firm, the cell was created with the local environment in mind. Ola Electric said that it is committed to investing in core research and development (R&D) in order to develop home-grown advanced cell technologies, expand manufacturing capabilities, and set up an integrated hub for Ola Electric vehicles.

Speaking on the cell technology, Ola Electric Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said,

A cell is the heart of the EV revolution. Ola is building the world’s most advanced cell research center that will enable us to scale and innovate faster, and build the most advanced and affordable EV products in the world with speed.

Our first indigenously made Li-ion cell is also the first of many in our cell technology roadmap. Having a robust local EV ecosystem is important for India to become a global EV hub