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Godi India becomes first Indian company to produce lithium-ion cells since August

24. November 2022

Hyderabad-based Godi India became the first Indian company to produce lithium-ion cells in August. Godi India entered into a so-called PPP (public-private partnership) agreement with the CSIR-CECRI institute to do so. The “Central Electrochemical Research Institute” operates and maintains the modern production facility for lithium-ion cells in Taramani, state of Chennai. Together, the two partners plan to invest about $3 billion in the project over the next five years. According to Mahesh Godi, founder and CEO of Godi India, production began Aug. 1, with delivery of the first cells to OEMs 15 days later. Godi said the cells are the first from domestic production for Indian OEMs. Currently, India is largely dependent on imported lithium-ion cells from China and South Korea. Godi is already in negotiations to sell the cells to car and two-wheeler manufacturers. BIS certification must often be considered when manufacturing and launching batteries, as it is mandatory for many products.

In addition to the recently opened factory, Godi is planning to build a gigafactory, which is scheduled to start operations in 2023. It will mainly produce cells for EVs. Godi is the first Indian company whose domestically produced cells have BIS certification. In accordance with BIS guidelines, Godi’s cells have been tested and certified by an independent third party (TÜV). By working with CSIR-CECRI, Godi hopes to produce the next generation of battery cells for India as well as launch new research and development projects.

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About the author: Verena Numssen is managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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