Ola unveils India’s first indigenously made lithium ion-cell

Ola Electric unveiled India’s first indigenously developed lithium-ion cell, NMC 2170, and said it will start mass production from its upcoming Gigafactory by 2023.

The state-of-the-art High Nickel Cylindrical Ola Cell uses NMC on the cathode side; and Graphite and Silicon on the Anode side. The use of specific chemistry and materials enables the cell to pack more energy in a given space and also improves the overall life cycle of the cell. The cell has been developed keeping the indigenous conditions at the core.

Ola is building the world’s most advanced cell research center that will enable us to scale and innovate faster, and build the most advanced and affordable EV products in the world with speed.

The company is also recruiting top cell R&D talent across the globe, and will employ 500 PhDs and Engineers.

Ola Electric launched its first electric vehicle in August 2021 and has set up the world’s largest 2W manufacturing facility in India. It is working towards building a robust roadmap of electric vehicles to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility. The company is currently developing its first electric 4W.