Amara Raja to establish 16 GWh Li-ion battery facility in Telangana

Amara Raja Batteries Limited plans to invest Rs 95 billion over the period of next ten years in Telangana to establish lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery research and manufacturing facilities. The company aims to establish a lithium cell gigafactory with an ultimate capacity of up to 16 GWh and a battery pack assembly unit with a capacity of up to 5 GWh. On the proposed investment, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Telangana.

The initial facilities will include the Amara Raja E-hub, an advanced energy research and innovation centre in Hyderabad. This facility will have laboratories and testing infrastructure for material research, prototyping, product life cycle analysis, and proof of concept demonstrations. 

Amara Raja will also establish a commercial-scale pilot plant and the first giga-scale cell production facility as part of its journey towards the giga-scale manufacturing of advanced cell technology products. In order to accomplish this, the company established a subsidiary called Amara Raja Advanced Cell Technologies.