May 12, 2023. Amara Raja Batteries broke ground on May 6 for its 16GWh lithium battery cells factory and research complex in the southern Indian state of Telangana.
The lead and lithium battery manufacturer company announced last December that Telangana would become the company’s giga corridor, featuring advanced laboratories and testing infrastructure for material research, prototyping, product life cycle analysis and proof of concept demonstration.
Now the Telangana government has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Amara Raja Advanced Cell Technologies (ARACT), a wholly owned Amara Raja subsidiary, which has been working on Li ion cell chemistries specifically suited for Indian subcontinent conditions, the battery giant said.
ARACT already supplies lithium battery packs and chargers to some two and three-wheel vehicle OEMs.
The groundbreaking ceremony officially marked the beginning of the giga corridor, the company said.
Initial operating facilities will include an advanced energy research and innovation center, dubbed the Amara Raja E +Ve Energy Labs.
This facility will be equipped with advanced laboratories and testing infrastructure for material research, prototyping, product life cycle analysis, and proof of concept demonstration.