Electric vehicle company Komaki launches fire-resistant batteries in India

As electric two-wheeler fires slump sales for multiple players amid government investigations, company EV Komaki announced on Tuesday that it had launched flame-retardant batteries in India which will be available in all company vehicles from next month.

According to the company, it has introduced lithium-ion ferrophosphate (LiFePO4) batteries to the market, which are more fire resistant.

“This breakthrough will further establish Komaki as a trusted brand in the market. We have developed an easy-to-use mobile app that will notify end users and dealers of battery status,” Gunjan said. MalhotraDirector, Komaki Electrical Division.

“It will also allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to service batteries from a central location. This will avoid unnecessary trips of batteries which can lead to damage during transport,” added Malhotra.

LiFePO4 battery cells contain iron, which makes the batteries safer and protected against fire even in extreme cases, the company said.

The number of cells has also been reduced by a third, which will reduce the cumulative heat generated inside the battery.

LiFePO4 has a life cycle of 2500-3000, which is far more than the life cycle of 800 in NMC (nickel, manganese and cobalt).

The company launched the Tidy and the Venice electric two-wheelers and DT 3000 earlier this year in the country.

Komaki said an active balancing mechanism has been developed and added to batteries to actively balance the battery cells every few seconds.

“The hardware battery management system (BMS) has now been replaced with an advanced communication-based protocol, which will read and update the battery status every second,” the company informed.

The LiFePO4 battery claims to deliver over 300km mileage on a single charge in the Komaki Venice vehicle and 180 km in Komaki SE and TN95, which is greater than the batteries installed previously.

The developed app will replace analyzers which cost around Rs 12 – Rs 15 lakh for 12 channels.

“The new application developed by Komaki can analyze 250 batteries at a time with real-time updates every second.

Komaki offers nine low-speed models and six high-speed recording models.

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