Omega Seiki to deploy Log 9 Materials fast-charging battery tech in three-wheelers

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 May 2021


Omega Seiki, part of Anglian Omega Group of companies has announced a strategic partnership with Bangalore-based Log 9 Materials to introduce rapid charging batteries technology in its Rage+ electric three-wheeler platform.

This the company claims will be the first time in India that fast charging technology is being introduced in commercial three-wheelers. The battery tech will be first introduced in Range+ in two variants, a 5.8 kWh, 120 Ah unit and a 6.5 kWh, 140 Ah battery which will take 30 minutes and 35 minutes respectively to charge fully. Both variants can operate in temperatures between -40deg Celsius and 65deg Celsius. Developed by Log 9 Materials, the batteries have 15,000 charge cycles, and a 15-year warranty. The batteries will provide Rage+ a range of around 65-100km when fully charged.

Uday Narang, chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility said, “Indian startups like Log 9 Materials are close to my heart and are integral part of India’s electric vehicle revolution. The rapid charging batteries will not only provide a solution to range anxiety as they can be quickly charged in under 30 minutes but will also be value for money to our customers due to their long life and reliability.”

Dr. Deb Mukherji, MD, Omega Seiki Mobility said, “We are excited to enter into a long-term supply agreement with Log 9 Materials. With sustainability at the heart of our strategy and an increasingly important requirement for our customers and consumers, we are delighted to be working with our partners to deliver best technology via our products to the market."

Dr. Akshay Singhal, founder and CEO, Log 9 Materials said “India needs battery technologies built ground up based on local conditions, requirements and usage patterns. This has been the underlying thesis of our technology development at Log 9 Materials. Our RapidX battery technology addresses the core challenges of high downtime due to charging, low reliability due to dropping power in the vehicle during discharge and rapidly degrading range of the vehicle as the battery gets old. This will drive adoption of EVs in the last mile sector where there is a huge pent-up demand.”

The partners are specifically targeting B2B last-mile delivery segment for the deployment for the rapid charging batteries in the Rage+ RapidEV variant of the original Rage+ platform.