Sangareddy: Electric Vehicles Start-up PURE EV is providing Lithium batteries to healthcare tech companies that are engaged in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic across India. The batteries are being used in medical applications such as ventilators and robotic sanitation devices. The start-up supplies batteries for various applications under the brand name “PURE LITHIUM.”
Incubated by Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H), PURE EV is working on innovative applications for Lithium batteries, which it manufactures in-house. The primary application for Lithium battery is for its in-house manufactured electric vehicles sold under the brand ‘PURE EV.’
The comparative advantages of PURE LITHIUM to traditional batteries include that it weighs less that facilitates easier portability and transportation, the batteries are capable of providing high discharge currents, they are designed to work under wide range of environmental conditions with customised casings and insulation, besides giving significantly longer charging/discharging cycles than the standard VRLA (Valve Regulated Led Acid) batteries.
Speaking about these initiatives, Rohit Vadera, Chief Executive Officer, PURE EV, said: “PURE EV is working with more companies to supply our batteries and we are open to collaborate with more start-ups working towards medical devices and applications. We want to play a supportive role towards healthcare entrepreneurs. The innovative start-up ecosystem in the country has to rise to the occasion and develop applications to mitigate the effects of Covid-19.”
PURE EV has supplied Lithium batteries to IIT-H Centre for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE)-incubated startup Aerobiosys Innovations, which has developed a low-cost, portable, emergency use ventilator called ‘Jeevan Lite.’ This device offers protection to healthcare providers as well as it is Internet of Things-enabled and can be operated through a phone app. The mass manufacturing of these ventilators will be done by JCB India Pvt Ltd.
PURE EV has also provided Lithium batteries to Eternal Green Innovations Private Limited who are working in the space of robotic healthcare tech devices.
Highlighting the unique capabilities of the startup in Lithium batteries technology, Dr Nishanth Dongari, Founder and Managing Director of PURE EV, and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, IIT-H, said: “We have significant experience in design and development of high-performance Lithium batteries through our constant innovation for EV batteries. We have state-of-the-art facilities for the assembly and testing of the Lithium battery packs. In this critical time, we want to extend our best possible support to the healthcare tech industry’s requirements for backup power. The batteries designed by us are extremely useful for robotic applications and have significant advantages in terms of longer life cycles and portability.”
PURE EV, which raised funding at a valuation of USD 35 Million some months ago and was incubated by IIT-H, launched its high-speed electric scooter ‘EPluto 7G’ in February 2020. It has established a 40,000-sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility, co-located with IIT-H, for cutting-edge R&D and for large scale production of electric vehicles and electric batteries. The company has current battery manufacturing capacity of 5 Megawatt hour (Mwh) per month at its facility.
PURE EV was founded in 2016 by Nishanth Dongari, and is led by Rohit Vadera, an alumnus of IIT Bombay. The start-up will continue to collaborate with R&D laboratories of IIT-H that will provide strong technological support.
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