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SAR Group, a leading player in energy storage and clean energy technologies, has developed India’s largest EV technology centre in Gurugram, Haryana, to indigenously develop key e-mobility technologies around EV batteries, advanced BMS, EV controllers, drivetrains and motors.
The SAR Group, which is behind brands such as LivPure and LivGuard, recently announced entry into the electric two-wheeler market with its Lectrix EV brand. The tech centre will support and provide the technology backbone to Lectrix for making high-quality, reliable electric two-wheelers.
Developed with an investment of around Rs 300 crore, the tech centre is situated at the company’s 1,00,000 SQFT facility at Manesar in Haryana. Replete with the latest equipment and software capabilities, this EV Technology centre will be the key to enhancing SAR’s in-house R&D capabilities.
It is a state-of-the-art facility that comprises an advanced EV Battery and charger lab, a battery testing facility, and an innovation lab for developing powertrain and vehicle control units. There’s also an Engineering Design centre equipped with simulation facilities that have tracks and equipment to test the simulation findings in the real world.
Commenting on the tech centre, K Vijaya Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Lectrix EV, said, “SAR Group’s entry into the electric two-wheeler segment is a natural extension. With advanced R&D capabilities and extensive experience amassed over 35 years in the energy storage and management space, we know how to get the ‘heart’ of an EV right. We are driven by a vision to remove the risk of EV adoption for Indian consumers and this technology centre will be the fulcrum for this. Equipped with advanced resources for developing batteries, intelligent BMS, and more, this centre will help us make EVs the daily drivers for our consumers.”
The IoT systems lab in SAR EV Tech centre spearheads the development of advanced hardware and software integration. This helps Lectrix offer smart and connected electric two-wheelers at the lowest price point in the segment.
And through a dedicated BMS (Battery Management System) development centre, Lectrix equips its scooters with the Super BMS. An innovative and intelligent solution, the Super BMS keeps the temperature of the battery pack in check and regularly logs data for vehicle telematics and tracking.
Lectrix EV was recently launched in India and currently has two electric vehicles in its portfolio. Backed by SAR’s extensive industry experience and supported by the EV Tech centre, Lectrix is committed to providing consumers with reliable and safe electric scooters. With an initial investment of Rs 300 crore and a production facility with an annual capacity of 1.5 lakh EVs, Lectrix will launch a wide range of electric two-wheelers over the next few months. All these products will be equipped with segment-best connected features, offering consumers advanced gadgetry at affordable prices.