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Ola Electric Car To Use In-House Batteries | V3Cars

Ola Electric recently revealed their Lithium cell with custom chemistry and it’s currently in testing. It’ll enter mass production by late 2023 — just in time to power their first car, which will launch sometime in 2024. While Ola Electric haven’t officially confirmed this, their cell’s production and their car’s launch timeline tells us that the car will almost certainly use their in-house battery packs.

Ola Electric Car Battery Cells

This move will drastically cut down their long-term production costs but it will initially cost the company a good chunk of cash in research, development and testing. Their S1 and S1 Pro scooters are the first ones to get the new battery cells when it enters serial production. In the meantime, Ola will continue to build the battery and car plants. By the time the car is ready to go on sale, Ola would’ve also ramped up the cell production and sorted out any remaining teething issues with the cell.

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Once the cell passes all tests and archives a high-enough production capacity, it’ll start showing up in other Ola cars, which are in the pipeline after the 4-door sedan. We think Ola might call their first car the C1 Coupe.

Made-in-India Battery

After the C1, we could see other models entering the market such as an electric SUV about as big as the Creta and an MPV big enough to match the Kia Carens. We expect both of these cars to share the platform with the C1 coupe. Meanwhile, the smaller platform could produce a B2-segment hatchback, a Nexon-sized SUV or crossover and a delivery van to help the online retailers cut their shipping costs.

POSSIBLE OLA ELECTRIC CARS

LAUNCHING IN 2024 AND LATER

Big Car Platform

Size-based Rivals

C-segment Coupe Sedan (Teased)

Honda City, Maruti Nexa Ciaz, Hyundai Verna

C-segment SUV

MG ZS, Hyundai Kona, Creta

C/D-segment MPV

Kia Carens, Nexa XL6, Maruti Ertiga

Compact Car Platform

Size-based Rivals

B2-segment hatchback

Nexa Baleno, Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20

B2-segment SUV/crossover

Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza

Delivery van

Maruti Eeco or Renault Triber

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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