Ola Electric, Reliance Amongst Companies Set To Get Benefits Under PLI Scheme For Battery Cell Production: Report

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 17, 2022 05:26 PM +05:30 IST
Ola Electric, Reliance Amongst Companies Set To Get Benefits Under PLI Scheme For Battery Cell Production: Report Battery ACC

Reliance Industries and Ola Electric will obtain benefits under the central government’s $2.4 billion worth production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to augment battery cell production in India, Reuters reports.

Other winning bidders include the likes of Rajesh Exports and Hyundai Global Motors Company.

Ola Electric and Hyundai will receive incentives for 20 gigawatt hours (Gwh) capacity. On the other hand, Rajesh Exports and Reliance have won incentives for 5 Gwh capacities each.

Incidentally, Ola Electric appointed former LG Chem Power chief Prabhakar Patil to the company board on Wednesday. It is looking to establish a storage capacity of 50 Gwh going ahead.

A total of 10 companies had submitted their plans to produce a total of 130 Gwh of storage capacity under this PLI scheme. Bigwigs like Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Exide Industries, Amara Raja and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) amongst others were seeking approvals under the initiative too.

The scheme focuses on encouraging companies to manufacture battery cells locally. The government is looking to achieve its decarbonisation goals through a domestic supply chain for clean transport and renewable energy storage.

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