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KEL in talks with Toshiba for Making Lithium-Ion Batteries

Metal News - Published on Fri, 30 Aug 2019

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Economic Times reported that Kerala Electrical & Allied Engineering Co Limited is in discussion with Toshiba to manufacture fast charging lithium ion batteries for electrical vehicles. Mr Shaji Varghese MD of KEL said that “We are keen to collaborate with Toshiba to assemble li-ion batteries of different capacities for various types of electric vehicles, boats, etc. We have shown our facility to team and have also shown the vacant land available at the unit which is suitable for establishing electric battery assembling unit to the delegation.”

He added that “Toshiba officials explained the specialities of their battery technology and pointed out that their batteries can be charged within 10 minutes, compared to 4 to 5 hours taken by conventional li-ion batteries. On conclusion of the discussions, both the teams expressed hope in joining hands for establishing a battery assembling Unit at KEL. Discussions on further course of actions and business model to be adopted will follow at the government level.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 30 Aug 2019
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