Battery maker Xnrgi has opened a high temperature lithium-ion battery factory in India capable of an annual output of 240MWh of battery storage for the e-mobility and stationary storage markets.
The plant is producing the US firm’s XM5kWh battery for e-mobile and renewables and UPS applications.
Operating as Xnrgi India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xnrgi, the thirty thousand square foot factory in Gurugram (formerly Gurugaon) will produce XNRGI HT turn key energy storage solutions including battery packs, battery/energy management systems, optional tracking and remote status monitoring hardware.
The firm plans to scale-up its production capacity to multi-GWh by 2022 with “strategic relationships in different parts of the world”.
Chris D’Couto, president and CEO of Xnrgi, said: “We are seeing a growing demand in lightweight transportation, stationary storage, and other applications.
“This manufacturing capacity in India will enable us to service one of the fastest-growing markets for lithium ion based battery storage. We envision this factory becoming a center of excellence that can be replicated in other geographies throughout the world.”
The company says its XNRGI HT batteries are designed to charge to 80% capacity within two hours, operate in excess of 55°C (131 degrees Fahrenheit), and be remotely monitored and tracked for safety and charge status.