The specialty of this cell of Ola is that it can store more energy than the ordinary lithium cell used in an e-vehicle. Apart from this, its life cycle is also more, due to which it can be used for a long time.
Ola Electric claims that this new cell will help in increasing the range of electric vehicles. While revealing the SAIL, Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal said that a SAIL is at the heart of the EV revolution. Ola is building the world’s most advanced cell research center that will enable us to rapidly expand and innovate and manufacture the most advanced and cost-effective EV products in the world.
Bhavish said that the indigenously manufactured Lithium-Ion cell by the company is one of the many targets in our cell technology roadmap. It is important for India to have a strong local EV ecosystem for becoming a global EV hub.
The company said it is committed to invest in research and development to create indigenous advanced SAIL technologies, strengthen manufacturing capabilities and create an integrated Ola electric vehicle hub.
It was recently allocated 20GWh capacity under the ACC PLI scheme by the government to develop advanced cells in India, the company said, adding that it is setting up a cell manufacturing facility with an initial capacity of up to 20 GWh, which is the largest Localizes the important part. Ola said it is also recruiting top talent across the globe, and will employ 500 PhDs and engineers.
Let us tell you, a few days ago, Bhavish shared pictures of Ola’s research and development facility being built in the UK. Ola recently revealed its upcoming electric car during an event at a factory in Tamil Nadu. It is said that Ola will design the electric car in its UK factory.
Research and development work on battery cell technology will also be done in this factory. Ola is going to invest Rs 750 crore in this factory in five years. The company has roped in a former designer who worked at Gaguar, who will be instrumental in designing Ola’s upcoming vehicles.