Solid-state battery technology will be introduced to the Indian market for the first time. The memorandum of understanding signed by the two brands will allow Omega Seiki to use new battery technologies in its range of electric vehicles sold in the country.
Solid-state battery technology offers the best value for money. Batteries using solid state technology will have a relatively higher energy density without breaking the bank compared to the conventional Li-ion battery.
The main difference between solid-state batteries and lithium-ion batteries is in the use of their materials. Li-ion battery uses a liquid electrolyte solution to regulate the electrical flow, while solid-state batteries use a solid electrolyte.
As a result, the solid-state battery has a higher energy density and can store about twice as much energy as the lithium-ion battery. This means that solid-state batteries can deliver nearly double the range on a single battery charge. The use of solid electrolyte also results in a smaller form factor, longer life and increased safety compared to Li-ion batteries.
C4V will start supplying bio-mineralized mixed lithium-phosphate battery (BM-LMP). These batteries are free of toxic and hazardous components, as well as nickel and cobalt. It has an energy density of 200 watts/kg, which is 20% more than lithium-ferrous phosphate batteries available on the market.
However, the battery maker plans to produce solid-state batteries with an energy density of 400 Wh/kg in India. The adoption of these batteries will contribute to the creation of faster, safer and more affordable electric vehicles in the Indian market.
According to a life cycle assessment conducted by NYSERDA of the State of New York, the solid-state battery will have approximately 85% less carbon footprint and have twice the life cycle of lithium-ion batteries. traditional.
C4V informed that the battery manufacturing plant will start sourcing from the second half of the current year. The manufacturing location will be announced once the company is in serious talks with several state governments. Omega plans to start testing solid-state batteries in its vehicles soon and would be the first company in India to be equipped with these batteries.
Speaking on the partnership with C4V, Mr. Uday Narang, President of Omega Seiki Mobility, said:
“Omega Seiki is set to revolutionize the electric vehicle market in India with these new C4V batteries. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they also have a higher energy density, allowing our vehicles to go further. We believe in bringing the best to our consumers and with Solid State Batteries, the latest battery technology available in the world, we hope to take another smart step towards PM Modi’s vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
Dr. Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Omega Seiki Mobility, added:
“C4V India is going to be a major player in solid state batteries globally, not only for India, because we will soon be exporting our vehicles. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they also have a higher energy density, allowing our vehicles to go further.This is a top notch technological upgrade for our vehicles and as a Technology in Motion company we are very pleased to be the first on the market to work with solid-state technology.
Shailesh Upreti, Founder of C4V said
“India definitely needs best-in-class technology for domestic battery manufacturing and we are very excited and proud to bring it to India. Our custom batteries are designed to meet the needs of emerging markets and our platform form of manufacturing is highly compatible with countries that have not yet developed a cell manufacturing supply chain. We envision a modest speed scale up to a target of 5 GW in 3 years.”
Thoughts on the Omega Seiki Introducing Solid State Batteries in India
Solid-state battery technology is definitely the future of electric vehicles around the world. Battery technology provides improved range and life to support long-range electric vehicles. While a huge improvement over the current crop of li-ion batteries, solid-state batteries don’t break the bank. Kudos to Omega Seiki and CV4.