New Delhi, May 12, 2021: Omega Seiki Pvt Ltd, part of Anglian Omega Group of companies, today announced a strategic partnership with Log 9 Materials introducing first-of-its-kind rapid charging batteries technology in its Rage+ electric 3W platform. This is the first time in India that fast charging technology is being introduced in commercial three-wheelers. A switch to rapid charging batteries will prove instrumental in transforming last-mile deliveryecosystem in the country, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 variants can operate in temperatures between -40°C and +65°C, making them perfect for Indian conditions.Developed by Log9 Materials, these batteries will have 15,000 charge cycles. Adding to thepeace of mind will be a class-leading 15-year warranty.
Keeping range anxiety at bay, Omega Seiki Rage+ with Rapid Charging batteries will have a range of around 65 to100km when fully charged.
Speaking about Omega Seiki’s partnership with Log 9 Materials, Mr. Uday Narang, Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility said, “Indian startups like Log 9 Materials are close to my heart and are integral part of India’s electric vehicle revolution. Following PM Modi’s dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat, Omega Seiki Mobility is working on all the aspects of developing state-of-the-art, Make-in-India electric vehicle technology. TheRapid charging batteries will not only provide a solution to range anxiety as they can be quickly charged in under 30 minutesbut will also be value for money to our customers due to their long life and reliability.”
Dr. 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 best technology via our products to the market.”
Dr. Akshay Singhal, Founder & 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 specifically targeting B2B last-mile delivery segment for the deployment of its rapid charging batteries in the Rage+RapidEV® variant of the original Rage+ platform. Utilising its expertise and technical know-how of supercapacitor technology, these batteries by Log9 Materials are superior as compared to the EV batteries currently available in the domestic and global markets. Omega Seiki is all set to revolutionise the electric vehicle market in India with these new Log9RapidX®batteries.
Omega Seiki Private Limited is a member of the Anglian Omega group of businesses, focusing on manufacturing steel parts for automotive & engineering industries in India & abroad. The group has expanded rapidly in the last 5 years with several projects in automotive, infrastructure and high technology design & development with heavy investment in these areas. The electric vehicles business is under group company-Omega Seiki Pvt. Ltd. The company has designed and developed its three-wheelers indigenously at its in-house R&D facility. The vehicles under RAGE+ brand are deployed by several major ecommerce and logistics companies in India.
Log 9 Materials is using its core competence in nanomaterials to develop advanced energy storage technologies from electrode materials, cell to pack level. Its Rapid Charging Battery packs solve the challenges in adoption for the 2W and 3W electric vehicle platforms while theAluminum Fuel Cell technology is targeted towards the electrification of long haul, heavier vehicles.
Log 9 Materials was founded in 2015 at IIT Roorkee by Akshay Singhal, KartikHajela and Pankaj Sharma. Log9 has received VC backing from Sequoia Capital’s Surge program and Exfinity Ventures and is the leading startup in the field of battery technologies in India.
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