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MASS PRODUCTION OF LI-ION BATTERY PACKS Nexcharge commences mass production of lithium-ion battery packs

May 10, 2022

Nexcharge, a joint venture between India’s Exide Industries and Switzerland-based Leclanché SA, begins the mass production of lithium-ion battery packs at its new plant in Gujarat. The company has invested more than ₹250 crore in this facility and has an installed capacity of 1.5 GWh.

Nexcharge recently announced the inauguration of its new manufacturing plant at Prantij, Gujarat. The company’s state-of-the-art, fully automated manufacturing facility is spread across 610,098 sq feet and is one of the largest in India for the production of lithium-ion battery packs and modules. The facility has six fully automated assembly lines and testing labs with an installed capacity of 1.5 GWh. It will cater to a diverse segment of transportation and utility-related industries and will serve energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications.

Speaking about the development, Stefan Louis, CEO & CTO, Nexcharge, stated, “Nexcharge is on a fast-track mode to cater to the diverse segments of transportation industry and utility markets with Li-ion batteries of different chemistries assembled at our plant in Prantij. We have invested more than ₹250 crore in setting up this state-of-the-art facility with a focus on technology-driven innovations which is in line with our commitment of long-term investments and plans in India.”

Further, Surender Narula, President, Nexcharge, added, “Our current product range is substantial, and our new production line warrants us the flexibility to assemble products of different sizes and designs. We can now make 3V to 1000 V battery packs with sizes varying from 10 centimetres to 2 metres.”

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