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  • Ola Electric, a Bangalore-based Electric Two Wheeler Manufacturing Company is going to build the “Largest Cell R&D Facility in Asia” named Battery Innovation Center (BIC).

Giving information on Twitter, the CEO of Ola Electric said, “Sharing something I’m personally very passionate about!

Building a state-of-the-art Battery Innovation Center (BIC) in Bangalore. BIC will be one of the world’s largest, most advanced cell R&D facilities. 500+ engineers & PhDs, $500mn investment.

Will be up & running next month!”

Ola Electric Cell R&D Facility in Asia Highlights:

  • Physical Characteristics Labs
  • X-Ray Photoelectron spectroscopy machine (XPS)
  • Cell Protoline Lab RH10
  • Double Planetary Mixer
  • Lab Slot DIE Coater
  • Cell Proline LAB RH1
  • Cylindrical Cell Assembly Protoline
  • Computed Tomography (CT)

Pouch Cell Assembly Protoline

  1. Electrode cutting unit
  2. Poush Blister Forming Unit
  3. Cell Filling & Degassing Unit
  4. Poch Sealing Unit

Currently, Ola Electric procures battery cells for its electric scooters from South Korea-based LG Chem. Battery cells are the most expensive component in EVs, and manufacturing them can cut the cost of an electric vehicle by about 30%.

The company aims to develop its in-house capacity by 2026 and recently revealed the firm’s first indigenously manufactured Li-ion cell on Wednesday.

The company will start with an initial cell manufacturing capacity of 20GWh with 60% localization to meet its near-term needs instead of relying solely on LG Chem.


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