Bengaluru: To meet the country’s future green mobility goal, battery-technology and deep-technology startup Log9 Materials on Friday unveiled India’s first indigenously developed cell manufacturing facility.
This state-of-the-art cell manufacturing facility built by Log9 is going to be Southeast Asia’s largest cell production line.
At a time when the majority of the cells and batteries used in India’s electric vehicles are being imported from other countries, this development adds a new lease of life to the country’s mobility vision to turn to electric significantly by 2030, said the company in a statement.
With this launch, the newly-launched facility, Log9, is aiming to achieve at least 50MWh of peak cell production capacity in the next year, and then they will be scaling to over 5GWh in the next 3-5 years.
Talking about India’s first cell manufacturing line, Dr. Akshay Singhal, Co-Founder & CEO, Log9 Materials, said, “Our cells have been designed from the ground up in India, for India; and this means that Log9’s cells and batteries are the best suited for Indian operating conditions, climate, and customers, and hence they are going to play a crucial role in making India self-reliant while helping the nation realise its ambitious electric mobility vision.”
“With the momentum garnered from Log9’s Day Zero event, we will be going onwards and upwards and pledge to do everything possible to enable our country to accelerate and lead within the intersectional areas of e-mobility, EV-tech, clean energy, clean tech, sustainability, and deep technologies,” he added.
Mr. Kartik Hajela, Co-Founder & COO, Log9 Materials, said, “It is ironical but true that India, despite being a talent-dense economy, still starves of ground-up innovation in the fields of deep-tech and EV-tech.
Gunjan Krishna, Commissioner, Department of Industries & Commerce, Karnataka Government, congratulated Log9 for its unique achievement and said, “It is inspiring and exciting to see the work done by Indian startups like Log9 helping the nation’s climate action goals as well as advancing the cause of bettering our planet.
The company claimed that by introducing its superlative, future-facing batteries that last 9 times more than the conventional ones and take a fraction of a time to recharge.
As a further step towards reducing the carbon footprint of the batteries manufactured by Log9 and to stand taller in their pursuit of pioneering responsible energy, they have joined hands with a startup which has a patented technology in lithium recycling, which in turn will enable Log9 to offer economically viable batteries to customers, “it said.