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Toshiba India and EVage to power India’s electric commercial vehicles

Published On Oct 12, 2022 10:05 AMBy Trucksdekho Editorial Team

Both firms come together with a technological partnership to electrify CVs. 

Attracted towards the massive potential in India’s commercial vehicle segment which is on the cusp of electrification. Major global brands are eyeing to leverage technologies to become part of this enormous opportunity in India. Making one such big bet, Toshiba India announces the signing of an agreement with EVage Automotive (“EVage”) to supply its SCiB rechargeable lithium-ion cells to power the next 10,000 EVage electric commercial vehicles in India. 

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This partnership follows two years of development and joint validation to incorporate these cells into EVage’s proprietary ultra-stable and rapid-charging battery packs. The agreement guarantees the availability of enough cells in 2023 to meet EVage’s aggressive production ramp-up and fulfillment of the thousands of existing reservations for its delivery vans in India. The partnership with Toshiba India also ensures that EVage will meet its cost and margin targets.

This is the first deployment of lithium titanium oxide (LTO) cells into commercial delivery vans, assisting EVage vehicles to achieve breakthroughs in battery safety, reliability, and performance, a major benefit for its delivery fleet customers. 

What is Toshiba SCiB?

It is a proprietary commercial automotive battery pack that comes with Toshiba’s SCiB cells have proven to have high functionality across charge and temperature ranges while maintaining high levels of safety. With these technologies, EVage’s battery pack is safe for full operation to 65°C and is extremely tolerant to impacts with a low risk of thermal runaway.

Also, this technology offers phenomenal reliability with the ability to recharge fully in 20 minutes the EVage’s commercial vehicle battery. Its pack, incorporating Toshiba’s SCiB™ rechargeable lithium-ion cells, can handle such rapid charging over 20,000 cycles and remain performant and in operation. 


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