๐Ÿ”‹ย Ola’s batteries

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Ola Electric is setting up a Battery Innovation Centre (BIC) in Bengaluru for research and development.

The plan: Ola is Indiaโ€™s largest Electric Vehicle company, and itโ€™s looking to ramp up. The company will invest $500 million in a battery innovation centre and promote indigenous cell research in India. The facility in the city will be one of the worldโ€™s biggest with more than 165 pieces of equipment.

  • The BIC will have advanced labs and equipment for battery innovation. Itโ€™ll have Proto lines that can produce Cylindrical, Pouch, and Coin cells. The centre will have the capability to make a complete battery packet design, its fabrication, and testing under one roof.
  • Some of the equipment will be cutting-edge like x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy machines (XPS), the latest Gen 3 CT scan equipment, and others.

Whatโ€™s next? The company will also go on a hiring spree to recruit 500 PhDs and engineers, along with 1,000 researchers. Ola will begin mass production of its cell by 2023.

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