By MT Bureau| Oct 14, 2021

Log 9 Materials Collaborates With Fortum Charge & Drive India

Log 9 Materials, a Bengaluru-based battery technology startup, has partnered with Fortum Charge & Drive India to deploy DC fast-charging stations for two-wheeler and three-wheeler electric vehicles (EVs) across India.  

Log 9 Materials has developed the Log 9 InstaCharge for its RapidX battery packs for electric two- and three-wheelers, which enables customers to charge their vehicles within 15-30 minutes at the DC fast-charging stations under the network of Fortum Charge & Drive India. 

Under this partnership, customers who charge their Log 9-powered vehicles at Fortum’s EV charging stations will receive incentivised tariff rates. The tariff scheme is currently only applicable at charging stations located in Hyderabad city and on the Vijayawada Highway.

Dr Akshay Singhal, Founder and CEO, Log 9 Materials, said, “Availability of widespread charging infrastructure is a key driver for EV adoption in India and forms a critical factor in terms of the customer experience too. On the other hand, to justify the charging infrastructure costs, a critical mass of EVs need to be functional on-road. Additionally, to minimise downtime and maintain the operational efficiency of commercial vehicles, fast charging is a must. Keeping these aspects in mind, our latest partnership with Fortum will attempt to make Log 9’s InstaCharging mainstream for India’s electric vehicles. It is a step in the right direction, and as Log 9’s InstaCharge batteries’ commercial rollout takes shape, we are hoping that this partnership will go a long way in accelerating the EV revolution in India – which is only possible when multiple stakeholders come together to solve the existing bottlenecks in EV adoption. Over the long term, Log 9 and Fortum will work hand-in-hand to establish Log 9’s ‘InstaCharging’ on Fortum’s DC Fast chargers as the industry standard.” (MT)


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