Ola Electric Launches Indigenously Made Li-ion Cell

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Ola Electric Launches Indigenously Made Li-ion Cell
14 Jul 2022
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Ola Electric unveiled the country's first indigenously developed lithium-ion cell on Tuesday. The Bengaluru-based two-wheeler manufacturer stated that mass production of the cell – NMC 2170 – will begin in 2023 from its Chennai-based Gigafactory.

The use of specific chemistry and materials allows the cell to pack more energy in a given space while also improving the cell's overall life cycle, according to the company in a statement. It went on to say that the cell was designed with indigenous conditions in mind.

"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," Ola Electric Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal noted.

According to him, the first indigenously manufactured Li-ion cell is also the first of many in the company's cell technology roadmap. "Having a robust local EV ecosystem is important for India to become a global EV hub," Aggarwal said.

Ola Electric stated that it intends to invest in core R&D to develop indigenous advanced cell technologies, strengthen manufacturing capabilities, and establish an integrated Ola Electric vehicles hub.