Log9 Decides On Make In India EV Battery Technology & Here Is What You Need To Know

EV Ultimo Team


Log9 Decides On Make In India EV Battery Technology & Here Is What You Need To Know

Log9 Materials has leveraged its cell-to-pack competency to develop LFP and LTO batteries named RapidX battery packs that provide 9 times faster charging, better performance, lower battery degradation, and battery life, as compared to conventional Li-Ion batteries that are presently prevalent in the Indian market. Log9 recognized that majority of batteries that have been developed globally are not made keeping tropical/ Indian climate conditions in mind. The efficiency of electric vehicle batteries gets impacted as the temperature goes higher, and the predictability of the battery energy levels is also a matter of concern.

In addition, Log9 is investing laboriously in the research and development of Aluminum Fuel Cells that will power the long-haul commercial vehicles of the future. By 2025, it wants to set up India’s first Giga factory, then expand it 5 fold by 2027 to 5 GWh before expanding it by another 5 fold by the end of this decade to 25 GWh.

“We are too small right now and frankly do not have the money to participate in the PLI scheme. But cell manufacturing is the need of the hour and what is more important is we make cells based on chemistry that is suitable for India,” said Akshay Singhal, Founder and CEO, Log9 materials. He further added, "Our cells have been designed grounds-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 realize its ambitious electric mobility vision."

Log9’s facility is built to produce cells for two types of chemistries–LTO (lithium titanate) and LFP (lithium iron phosphate). It has deliberately not chosen NMC (nickel manganese cobalt) which is more energy-dense but less stable to high temperatures. LTO is the most stable but packs less energy while LFP is relatively less stable but denser in energy. There is also a premium for higher stability–LTO costs almost twice as much as NMC. They will be assembling their RapidX battery packs at the new fabrication center, which will have their Instacharge technology, with traits like 9 times faster charging, better performance, and battery life than regular Lithium-ion batteries. 

Here are some tie-ups of Log9 Materials-

Electric vehicle manufacturer Omega Seiki Mobility and Log9 Materials will jointly invest ₹ 150 crores in charging infrastructure by the financial year 2024. Besides, the two entities will deploy 10,000 fast-charging Rage+ cargo three-wheelers across Tier-II/III markers by FY24 under a strategic collaboration.

EKA, an electric vehicles & technology company, has announced that they will provide Log9 fast-charging advanced battery solution RapidX for EKA’s new energy vehicles. Its recently launched pure electric bus range, EKA E9 and soon to be launched range of Light Commercial Vehicles will avail that. 

Log9 Materials has partnered with Chennai-based startup Pi Beam to boost the last-mile delivery operations of the latter using Log9’s InstaCharge battery technology. As a part of this association, Log9 Materials will deliver a large number of Rage+ RapidEV electric 3-Wheeler fleets powered by Log9’s RapidX batteries that get fully charged from 0 to 100 percent within 35 minutes. The Rage+ RapidEV has been developed jointly by Omega Seiki Mobility and Log9.

They have partnered with Nashik-based Jitendra New EV Tech which manufactures electric scooters. Under the MOU, Log9 and Jitendra New will together roll out an e-scooter named 'JMT 1000HS Rapid', which will use the former's InstaCharge technology.