New Delhi: On Tuesday, Electric vehicle company Ola unveiled its indigenously developed lithium-ion cell – NMC 2170 -.The Bengaluru-based company said it will start mass production of the SAIL-NMC 2170 from the Chennai-based Gigafactory by next year. The state-of-the-art High Nickel Cylindrical Ola Cell uses NMC on the cathode side; and graphite and silicon on the anode side.
Bhavish 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.”
He further said, “Our first indigenously made Li-ion cell! The cell is the heart of the EV revolution. We need to make our own technology to scale faster and innovate. Much more in the pipeline on our cell technology roadmap!”
The company said in a statement that 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.The company is also recruiting top cell research and development (R&D) talent across the globe, and will employ 500 PhDs and engineers.
Ola Electric is committed to invest in core R&D to create indigenous advanced cell technologies, strengthen manufacturing capabilities and create an integrated electric vehicles hub.Ola said it is also recruiting top cell R&D talent across the globe, and will employ 500 PhDs and Engineers.