Cell Propulsion inaugurated its pilot
production plant in Bengaluru for the manufacturing, assembly and testing of
Li-ion battery packs in July this year.
The maximum output capacity of this
pilot plant is 500kW-hr per month. These battery packs will be installed in the
e LCVs that they are manufacturing.
The battery system for commercial
vehicle application consists of a different design problem compared to the
design of battery packs for passenger vehicles or light vehicles. Cell
Propulsion has successfully engineered a reliable system, for the purposes of
both Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles, which is modular, robust and has
The company has employed novel design
approaches to develop battery systems that will consider safety, thermal
performance, structural loads, power delivery and modularity. The battery
management system designed by Cell Propulsion implements proprietary algorithms
for state estimation of battery packs for charge and health.
The commissioning of the pilot line
for producing automotive-grade (AIS-48 certified) battery packs is a major
milestone in the journey to deploy class-leading e LCVs for their customers.
This launch comes after Cell Propulsion raised $2 million in June 2021 from a
clutch of private equity investors, including Endiya Partners, GrowX Ventures,
Huddle Accelerator and Micelio. In September 2020, the company had also raised
$1 million in a pre-series A round of fundraising.
Cell Propulsion is a mobility technology company
based out of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Founded in 2017 by former ISRO engineers,
the company is focused on the design and development of electric commercial
vehicles (eCVs – eLCVs, and eHCVs). As part of their integrated solution, the
company integrates all critical attributes of digital, electric mobility under
a single interface to provide economically viable, and sustainable cargo
Source: Cell Propulsion Press Release
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