TNI || New Delhi || 18th April 2022
EKA has signed a long-term partnership with Log9 Materials, a Bengaluru-based advanced battery technology startup, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The collaboration will primarily focus on providing Log9’s RapidX fast-charging battery solution for EKA’s new energy vehicles, such as the EKA E9 pure electric bus line and their upcoming light commercial vehicles line.
Log9’s RapidX batteries, for example, are the first of their type in India for electric buses and SCVs, with a 15-year warranty and InstaCharge battery technology that allows charging in under 30 minutes on both the EKA LCV and e-Bus platforms.
Furthermore, both of these LCVs and e-Buses driven by Log9’s batteries will be commercially accessible in the next 3 to 6 months.
Following the launch of their respective vehicle platforms, EKA and Log9 plan to introduce a minimum of 10,000 InstaCharged LCVs and 200+ e-Buses in a year as part of their collaboration.
The trucks will be deployed in the Mumbai and Pune Metropolitan Regions first, before being expanded to other metro areas and regions.
They are thrilled to announce this new strategic relationship with Log9, a prominent Indian battery technology business, said EKA and Pinnacle Industries LTD’s Chairman, Sudhir Mehta.
EKA is dedicated to creating a stable framework for cities’ sustainable, efficient, and dependable public and commercial transportation, and their partnership with Log9 is yet another step in that direction.
They are excited about the prospect of establishing a new global eco-system for CV electromobility that is packed with cutting-edge technology for widespread adoption.
He further said that he is certain that both EKA and Log9 will position India as a worldwide leader in the development of groundbreaking new energy commercial vehicles and solutions with best-in-class battery technology.
EV adoption is no longer a choice, but a necessity, and they will be able to move the sector to a new height with such collaborations.
Akshay Singhal, Founder & CEO, Log9 Materials stated that they are thrilled and proud to collaborate with EKA by Pinnacle Mobility Solutions to incorporate their RapidX batteries for the first time into EKA’s electric bus and LCV vehicles, which will be particularly useful for interstate logistics and movement purposes.
Log9’s RapidX batteries will allow these vehicles to be InstaCharged in under 30 minutes, leading to reduced waiting periods or downtime and higher vehicle utilisation on the road, all while providing end-users with the best possible performance, power, and also peace of mind.