Grevol And CATL Join Hands To Develop EV Battery Packs

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Green Evolve Private Ltd. (Grevol), which is a zero-emission automotive technology organisation, has joined hands with the Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) for the development and manufacturing of EV battery packs for long-term cell procurement.

Grevol will soon be launching its three-wheeler (L5N category) light commercial vehicles for which this new battery pack is going to be used.

The company manufactures zero emission smart, IoT-enabled vehicles and advanced lithium-ion battery packs to meet the requirements of last mile mobility. CATL is known for its supply to the global auto-giants like Tesla, BMW and Mercedes.

Jayant Gupta, founder and CEO, Grevol, said – “Using these high grade cells we can reduce the charging time to less than 2 hours by providing a fast charging option to achieve 200 Km range/day and a life of 200,000 Km or upto 8 years by our estimates. We had to insist on 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.”

Sanjay Aggarwal, Grevol’s CTO, said – “An EV is essentially a battery pack on wheels, comprising 40-50% 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. Today, most EV startups are focussing on the E(electric) rather than the V (vehicle) aspect. Vehicle stability, durability, aesthetics and functionality are as important as the electric drivetrain integration.”

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