Bharat Electronics Ltd launches Indigenously Developed Li-Ion LFP Cell
This announcement was made at a Defence Expo held in Gandhinagar.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is a government-owned Indian aerospace and defense electronics firm. . BEL is one of nine PSUs under India’s Ministry of Defence. The Government of India has designated it as a Navratna.
For e-Mobility, Li-ion is the main battery technology. Long cycle life Li-Ion LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate – LiFePO4) chemistry is a safer choice for EV applications.
Why are Li-ion batteries important?
BEL has constructed a pilot plant for the research and manufacturing of Li-Ion prismatic cells.
What is the plan?
The progress of such defense firms into the realm of electric vehicles is a sign that India is ready to adopt EVs.