Hero Electric Partners With Battrixx To Develop 'Made In India' Lithium Ion Batteries For Its Two-Wheeler EVs
Hero Electric has partnered with Battrixx for developing 'Made in India' Lithium-ion batteries for its electric two-wheelers (e2W).
Conceptualised and designed in-house with Hero’s R&D team, these are the latest technology batteries electrifying Hero Electric’s entire e-scooter range, Battrixx said in a statement on Monday (21 November).
Battrix, a manufacturer of advanced Lithium-ion batteries, is a division of Kabra Extrusiontechnik Ltd, which itself belongs to Kolsite Group.
This partnership supports battery safety advancements, reliability, and performance and fully supports Hero's aggressive production line-up to meet the rising e2W demand, the company said.
The target is to supply 300,000 battery packs and chargers in the next financial year based on Hero Electric’s projections.
These batteries comply with the latest AIS 156 amendments that cover IP67 Thermal Protection, A/V Warning Systems, smart BMS, and Live Data Tracking with IoT. Battrixx comes with an intelligent battery with two-way communication between the vehicle, controller, battery, and charger, the company said.
Commenting on the partnership, Anand Kabra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kabra Extrusiontechnik Limited said, “Battrixx is a crucial manufacturer for advanced lithium- ion battery packs across sectors... over the last 18 months, we have been through rigorous testing and R&D and prepared to deliver global quality batteries for the growing Indian EV sector. With our partnership with Hero Electric, we are positive of facilitating an innovative, safe, and long-life cycle Li-ion LFP battery chemistry to aid the exponentially growing EV segment.”
Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, said, "Our local battery development exercise started five years back to meet the FAME 2 timeline however, there was hardly any interest from the leading battery makers because of the low volumes and high investments. We continued our R&D experiments with different chemistries to achieve the right solution suitable for Indian weather conditions and roads. Partnering with Battrixx, we co-developed these battery packs to deliver a seamless performance while maintaining the highest levels of safety".
"The technology allows battery packs to carry their operations smoothly and safely in diverse temperature ranges; even if the temperatures go up to 45°C, there are negligible chances of a thermal runaway. Committed to developing and modernizing the Indian EV sector, both Battrixx and Hero Electric have come together to offer avant-garde, innovative, and safe mobility solutions to our consumers," Gill added.
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