Log9 Materials kick-starts its localized cell manufacturing facility in Bengaluru
Battery and nano-technology start-up Log9 Materials has inaugurated its first cell manufacturing facility located at Jakkuru in Bengaluru today. Termed as India's first cell manufacturing line of this scale, the company aims to achieve 50 MWh of production capacity in the next one year.
The battery start-up has also claimed that the facility will be the largest cell production line in the South East Asian region, with a scope of expanding the capacity to 5 GWh in the next 3 years.
The inauguration day was promoted as 'Day Zero' by Log9 as a new start towards the transformation of EV industry in the country, which also coincided with the start-up's seventh anniversary. The event saw the presence of Dr K. Sivan, ex-chairman of ISRO, along with the Log9 team and executives.
Speaking at the event, Akshay Singhal, Co-Founder and CEO of Log9 Materials said, "We at Log9 are extremely proud and happy to launch India's first cell manufacturing line, which reflects a giant leap forward in empowering India with all the flexibility and scale that would be required to give the country the right impetus for ushering its EV-led future".
"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".
He further added, "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 and clean tech, sustainability and deep technologies."
Using its core competence in Graphene nanotechnology, Log9 Materials is pioneering aluminum-ion battery cell technology indigenously, which is claimed to perform better than lithium-ion cells in critical aspects of EV operations.
The start-up will be manufacturing its 'RapidX' battery cells featuring 'Instacharge' technology at the Bengaluru plant. Log9 claims that these cell can recharge 9 times faster than other cells in the market, with better performance and extended battery life.