Electric vehicle start-up Pure EV in Hyderabad will provide Lithium batteries to healthcare tech companies engaged in fight against COVID-19 pandemic across India. The batteries are being used in medical applications such as ventilators and robotic sanitation devices.
Incubated by IIT Hyderabad, PURE EV is working on innovative applications for lithium batteries, manufacturing in-house. The primary application for its 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 lesser weight for easier portability and transportation, capable of providing high-discharge currents. The batteries are designed to work under wide range of environmental conditions with customized casings and insulation and give significantly longer charging/ discharging cycles than the standard VRLA batteries.
Speaking about these initiatives, Rohit Vadera, CEO, PURE EV said, “PURE EV is working with more companies to supply our batteries and we are open to collaborate with more startups working towards medical devices and applications. We want to play a supportive role towards healthcare entrepreneurs. The innovative startup ecosystem in the country has to rise to the occasion and develop applications to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.”
Highlighting the unique capabilities of the startup in Lithium Batteries technology, Dr. Nishanth Dongari, Founder and MD of PURE EV, and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, 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 for their 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.”