Log 9 Materials has launched its Responsible Delivery Movement campaign as well as its InstaCharging stations, which take 15 minutes to fully charge electric vehicles. Log 9 also presented the Hero Electric EV with the Log 9 battery and its ability to charge quickly. To find out more about the plans, let’s talk to Dr. Akshay Singhal, Founder and CEO of Log9 Materials.
Log 9 Materials, a Bangalore-based EV technology company, has launched its Responsible Delivery Movement campaign. The event was a platform for Log 9 to showcase its latest battery technology and demonstrate its fast charging capabilities via its “InstaCharging station”. With the new fast charging stations, Log 9 wants to offer two-wheel and three-wheel electric commercial vehicles a reliable alternative mobility solution.
Log 9 claims that Hero’s new InstaCharging Station can fully charge electric scooters – which Log 9 has partnered with – powered by Log 9 batteries in 15 minutes. The batteries are designed to integrate with public charging infrastructure across the country, and Log 9 will install its InstaCharging stations to increase charging density across the country, starting with Bangalore. “In the next two years we can deploy 10,000 chargers across India,” said Dr. Akshay Singhal, Founder and CEO of Log9 Materials.
Dr. Akshay Singhal, Founder and CEO, Log 9 Materials
Regarding the real impact of electric vehicles, Akshay said, “Personal mobility certainly outperforms delivery vehicles on the last mile. Since the average commercial vehicle or last mile delivery vehicle rolls more than the average passenger car, Akshay said, “Mobility only turns green when we are able to make a difference. So it makes more sense to address the B2B segment first, and that’s what we’ll do.
The batteries themselves are subjected to extreme safety and reliability tests. Log 9 claims that batteries are designed to outlast vehicles and last 40,000 charge-discharge cycles. “Our batteries are slightly heavier than conventional lithium-ion batteries, but the total weight in combination with a vehicle is about 5-8% heavier,” said Akshay. The batteries are tested at extreme temperatures of -30 ° to 60 ° C. “You can even put them in an oven and roast them, they won’t explode,” says Akshay confidently.
As these are sealed units, our batteries are rated IP67, so water won’t damage them. In addition, since the batteries do not require additional cooling, there are no open ventilation openings for water to penetrate and damage the packs. “Since we don’t need any additional vents, it’s easy for us to design a waterproof and waterproof battery,” said Akshay.
“We are in talks with several OEMs about our battery technology and will present this in the coming months,” said the founder. Currently, Log 9 is working with Hero Electric and Omega Seiki to supply batteries. Akshay said: “We will also expand our partnership with other OEMs and soon have more two-, three- and four-wheelers. Our partnership will extend our battery and charging technology to larger commercial vehicles that can travel between cities like Bangalore and Mysore. “
In addition to batteries for electric vehicles, Log 9 has batteries for solar energy, a project in Maharashtra that is well underway. The solar energy project is moving towards using renewable energy to generate electricity, and batteries are designed to store and deliver energy. A scaled-down version of the project powers the Log 9 office in Bangalore. “We have a solar array here that helps us run chargers for electric vehicles,” said Akshay.
Battery packs are manufactured at Log 9’s own facility in Bangalore, and the company is expanding its manufacturing operations to a nearby facility. Log 9 currently has the capacity to produce 10,000 battery packs for three-wheeled electric vehicles. “We’ll increase dramatically by March 2022,” added Akshay.
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