Electric has unveiled India's first indigenously developed lithium-ion cell,
NMC 2170. Built in-house, Ola will begin the mass production of its cell from
its upcoming Gigafactory by 2023.
state of the art high nickel cylindrical Ola Cell uses NMC on the cathode side;
and Graphite and Silicon on the Anode side. The use of specific chemistry and materials
enables the cell to pack more energy in a given space and also improves the overall
life cycle of the cell. The cell has been developed keeping the indigenous
conditions at the core.
Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Ola Electric said, “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. Our first indigenously made Li-ion cell is also the first of many
in our cell technology roadmap. Having a robust local EV ecosystem is important
for India to become a global EV hub.”
company is committed to invest in core R&D to create indigenous advanced
cell technologies, strengthen manufacturing capabilities and create an
integrated Ola Electric Vehicles hub. It was recently allocated 20GWh capacity
under the ACC PLI scheme by the Government of India for developing advanced
cells in India, and is setting up a cutting edge cell manufacturing facility
with an initial capacity of up to 20 GWh, localizing the most critical part of
the EV value chain.
company is also recruiting top cell R&D talent across the globe, and will
employ 500 PhDs and engineers.
Electric launched its first electric vehicle in August 2021 and has set up the
world’s largest 2W manufacturing facility in India. It is working towards
building a robust roadmap of electric vehicles to accelerate the world’s
transition to electric mobility. The company is currently developing its first
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