- 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!”
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 worlds largest, most advanced cell R&D facility. 500+ engineers & PhDs, $500mn investment.
Will be up & running next month! pic.twitter.com/ZuPMUMjy9O
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) July 18, 2022
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
- Electrode cutting unit
- Poush Blister Forming Unit
- Cell Filling & Degassing Unit
- 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.