Amara Raja Batteries Limited, one of India’s leading industrial and automotive battery majors, laid the foundation stone of its advanced energy research & innovation centre called ‘E Positive Energy Labs’ at the GMR Aerocity near Hyderabad Airport.
Telangana IT and Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao, along with the presence of other dignitaries from the government and industry, laid the foundation of the energy research and innovation centre.
Amararaja Group had earlier relocated its industrial expansion from Chittoor district to Mahbubnagar district in Telangana, reflecting the business-friendly environment fostered by the Telangana State Government.
“The ‘E Positive Energy Labs’ is a testament to Amara Raja’s dedication to fostering innovation and shaping the future of the energy sector. It will help accelerate the development of innovative solutions that address the evolving energy storage needs of our society. It represents a significant step forward in advancing cutting-edge energy solutions and solidifies Amara Raja’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.
The centre is equipped with advanced laboratories and testing infrastructure for material research, prototyping, product life cycle analysis and proof-of-concept demonstration. It will serve as a catalyst for multi-stakeholder collaboration and for fostering entrepreneurship.
The ‘E Positive Energy Labs’ aims to drive breakthroughs in energy storage, electric mobility, renewable energy integration, and more. The research and innovation centre is an important milestone in their journey of establishing a ‘Giga Corridor’ with an investment of Rs 9,500 crore that will encompass this research facility and a Gigafactory at Divitipalli for manufacturing Li-ion cells and battery packs.
India has many set targets for electric mobility and renewable energy storage capabilities. They expect the ‘E Positive Energy Labs’ to be a significant needle-mover in India’s energy transition and hope to foster collaboration and innovation in the Energy & Mobility space.
Along with the launch of ‘E Positive Energy Labs’, they also held the ‘Evolve’ Conclave on Advanced Battery Technologies. This event focused on the advancements, challenges and potential of battery technologies in shaping the future of energy storage and mobility.
Its aim with the ‘Evolve’ Conclave was to foster an enriching exchange of ideas among industry leaders, policymakers, energy and mobility experts, manufacturers and delegates. The sessions delved into the thriving Indian EV landscape with a special emphasis on battery and energy storage technology.
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