WardWizard Innovations and Mobility a leading manufacturer of electric two-wheelers under the Joy e-bike brand has signed a MoU with Singapore-based renewable energy management consulting firm Sunkonnect. The association is aimed at facilitating a feasibility study and identification of potential partner for the manufacturing of advance lithium-ion cells in India.
As per the MoU, Sunkonnect will set up a committee of experienced scientists, engineers and analysts to evaluate and identify the professional partner, as well as to develop the roadmap to set up the 1GWh cell production plant at WardWizard’s electric vehicle ancillary cluster in Vadodara.
Yatin Gupte, chairman and MD, Wardwizard Innovations & Mobility said, “Their expertise will help us identify the right partner and establish a roadmap to set up the manufacturing unit of lithium-ion advance cells at our EV ancillary cluster between 15-18 months. As the safety and security of our customers are paramount for us, we are integrating cutting-edge technologies to enhance the quality and promote the adoption of green mobility in the entire country.”
Dr Avishek Kumar, founder, SunKonnect said, “Under the MoU, we will work with WardWizard to identify the partner equipped with the latest technology and high standards to manufacture lithium-ion advanced cells. Our team will be developing a feasible plan and drafting standard norms for the manufacture of quality batteries for Joy e-bike’s products.”
Sunkonnect will also identify leading testing and certification agencies to set up a centre of excellence for battery testing at WardWizard premises which will draft a standard quality specification for batteries.