Grevol partners with CATL for EV battery packs in India

Green Evolve Private Ltd. (Grevol), Delhi, India, a zero-emission automotive technology organisation, has announced the launch of their cutting-edge lithium battery packs, reports.

Created for their own soon to be launched 3-wheeler (L5N category) light commercial vehicles. The company manufactures zero emission smart, IoT-enabled vehicles and advanced lithium-ion battery packs to meet the requirements of last mile mobility.

The company has partnered with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL), a global leader in lithium-ion battery development and manufacturing, for long-term cell procurement. The latter is known to supply to global auto-giants like Tesla, BMW  and Mercedes. The company will be using CATL cells for their upcoming cargo 3-wheeler (L5N) vehicles.

“Using these high grade cells we can reduce the charging time to less than 2 hours by providing fast charging option to achieve 200 Km range/day and a life of 200,000 Km or upto 8 years by our estimates,” informs Jayant Gupta, Founder and CEO, Grevol, who is a lawyer-turned-sustainability entrepreneur having made successful exits from distributed solar ventures.

Based on trials and customer feedback, Grevol believes that its upcoming L5N category vehicle can consistently deliver a longer range with a higher payload capacity in comparison to other EVs in the three-wheeler segment. “We had to insist the E-commerce delivery partners to take our vehicles for longer routes as they were not confident with electric vehicle capabilities based on earlier experience with other electric 3 wheelers they have used so far. The delivery partners were pleasantly surprised to note that Grevol vehicles provide a much superior range with heavier payloads,” informed Jayant.

Grevol’s CTO, Sanjay Aggarwal, who is an IIT (Madras) alumni and a veteran in power electronics domain states, “An EV is essentially a battery pack on wheels, comprising 40-50 per cent of the vehicle cost. The four elements that, together, create this ideal lithium battery pack are cell sourcing, a dynamic battery management system with cell balancing, active thermal management system, and last but not the least, the design and packaging of the battery pack. We conducted comprehensive lab and on road tests to identify and resolve the challenges associated with adaptability of lithium-ion batteries in the warmer climatic and tough road conditions prevalent in India.”

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