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Komaki, an EV company, announced that it has launched fireproof batteries for India in response to the decline in sales of electric two-wheelers. These batteries will be included in all company’s vehicles starting next month.
According to the company’s website, they have introduced LiFePO4 lithium-ion ferro phosphate battery technology in the market. These batteries are fire-resistant.
Komaki will be a trusted brand on the market thanks to this breakthrough. Gunjan Malhotra (Director, Komaki Electric Division) said that they have created an easy-to-use mobile app which will inform dealers and end users about the battery’s health.
“It will also enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to repair the batteries at a central location. Malhotra said that this will prevent unnecessary switching of batteries, which can cause transit damage.
According to the company, iron is in the cells of the LiFePO4 battery, which makes them more secure from fire, even in extreme situations. A reduction of one-third in the number of cells has been made, which will lower the heat generated within the battery pack.
LiFePO4’s life cycle is 2500-3000. This is a significant improvement over the 800 life cycle of NMC (nickel manganese and copper) batteries.
The company launched the Venice and Ranger electric two-wheelers, as well as the DT 3000 earlier in the year. Komaki stated that an active balance mechanism was developed for the batteries and is now used to balance them every few seconds.
The company stated that the hardware battery management system (BMS), has been upgraded to an advanced communication-based protocol. This protocol will read and update every second the status of the battery.
The LiFePO4 battery is claimed to deliver more than 300km in Komaki Venice’s vehicle, and 180 km in Komaki SE or TN95. This is greater than the previous batteries. The developed application will replace analyser machines that cost around Rs 12-15 lakh per channel.
The Komaki-developed new application can analyze around 250 batteries at once with every second in the real-time update. Komaki offers six high-speed registration models as well as nine models at low speeds.