Omega Seiki, Log 9 Materials partners for three-wheeler rapid charging battery tech
Omega Seiki Pvt Ltd has announced a strategic partnership with Log 9 Materials for introducing rapid charging batteries technology in its Rage+ electric 3W platform. A switch to rapid charging batteries will help to transform the last-mile delivery ecosystem in the country, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said in an announcement.
The technology will be first introduced in Range+ in two variants, a 5.8 kWh, 120 Ah unit, and a 6.5 kWh, 140 Ah battery which will take 30 minutes and 35 minutes respectively to charge fully. Both the variants can operate in temperatures between -40°C and +65°C, making them suitable for Indian conditions. Developed by Log 9 Materials, these batteries will have 15,000 charge cycles. A 15-year warranty is assured on the batteries.
Omega Seiki Rage+ with rapid charging batteries will have a range of around 65km to 100 km when fully charged.
Uday Narang, Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility, said, "Indian startups like Log 9 Materials are close to my heart and are an integral part of India's electric vehicle revolution. Omega Seiki Mobility is working on all the aspects of developing state-of-the-art, Make-in-India electric vehicle technology. The rapid charging batteries will not only provide a solution to range anxiety as they can be charged in less than 30 minutes but will also be value for money to our customers due to their long life and reliability."
Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Omega Seiki Mobility, said, "We are excited to enter into a long-term supply agreement with Log 9 Materials. With sustainability at the heart of our strategy and an increasingly important requirement for our customers and consumers, we are delighted to be working with our partners to deliver the best technology via our products to the market."
Akshay Singhal, Founder, and CEO, Log 9 Materials, said, "India needs battery technologies built ground up based on local conditions, requirements and usage patterns. This has been the underlying thesis of our technology development at Log 9 Materials. Our RapidX battery technology addresses the core challenges of high downtime due to charging, low reliability due to dropping power in the vehicle during discharge, and rapidly degrading range of the vehicle as the battery gets old. This will drive adoption of EVs in the last mile sector where there is a huge pent-up demand."
Omega Seiki Mobility and Log 9 Material are precisely aiming at the B2B last-mile delivery segment for the positioning of its rapid charging batteries in the Rage+ RapidEV variant of the original Rage+ platform.
The companies added that they target to revolutionize the electric vehicle market in India with these new Log9 RapidX batteries.