Log9 and Northway Motorsport have joined hands for retrofitment (ICE vehicle to EV conversion) with tie up with various retrofitment workshops in major metro cities like Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai to convert popular ICE commercial vehicles to electric-powered ones while using the InstaCharge technology of Log9.
Log 9 is also jointly-developed upcoming e-4W SCV platform that will be capable of being fully charged within 45 minutes and will come with an 8 years or unlimited kms warranty. According to the company, it will be the country’s first 4W commercial EV consisting a 4-speed manual gearbox. Due to the integration of Log9’s InstaCharge technology, the vehicle shall be able to deliver peak performance in extreme temperatures ranging between -45 degrees to +60 degrees Celsius, the company said in a statement.
Kartik Hajela, Co-Founder & COO, Log9 Materials said, “Existing 4W commercial EVs are suffering due to charging downtime and low battery life. While solving these issues, we at Log9 want in parallel hope to speed up the process convert commercial SCVs to ESCVs.
Hemank Dhabade, Founder of Northway Motorsports said, “We are going to not only going to produce new retrofitted commercial vehicles and converting old ones to electric with fast-charging capabilities but also plan to launch a first-of-its-kind e-4W retrofitted SCV that would result in up to 70% monthly operational savings while retaining unchanged payload capacity.”
Log9’s InstaCharge technology brings down the charging time which further optimises the utilization of charging infrastructure and operational profitability for commercial vehicles, the company said. Notably, Log9 has leveraged its cell-to-pack competency to develop its InstaCharge battery-tech that provides what it claims to be 9x faster charging, 9x better performance, and 9x battery life. This is expected to lead to less waiting times (or downtime), higher uptime and increased vehicle utilization on roads. On the other hand, Northway Motorsport is the electric vehicle division of Hemank Auto Parts which has developed its in-house drivetrain solutions for EVs.
Log9 Materials is an indigenous battery-technology startup headquartered in Bengaluru. Northway Motorsport, develops and sells Custom Motors, Controllers, VCU, BMS, DC Converter, Chargers, Electric Conversion Kits amongst others.