Ipower Batteries has developed India’s first LMFP (Lithium Magnesium Iron Phosphate) batteries for EV industry. These batteries have been named as Rugpro series by the company. This battery series has received AIS 156 (Amendment III) Phase 2 approval from the Government of India under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme. Ipower Batteries is by far the only battery manufacturer in the country to have achieved this.
To ensure they meet the needs of the Indian market, the Rugpro (LMFP) batteries have undergone rigorous field testing. The cells used in the battery are 2C rated, allowing them to discharge high amounts of power quickly. Additionally, the combination of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) with Manganese provides a long-life cycle and high energy density. The LMFP batteries are an upgraded version of LFP batteries and makes up for their shortcomings.
The Rugpro batteries are made of aluminium and have pressure valve to disseminate pressure from building up in batteries, comes with an active balancing BMS and inbuilt audio-video system to monitor battery behaviour. These batteries come with SB-75 and Chogori connectors and have rugged design to weather any conditions they are subjected to.
Ipower's R&D team has worked meticulously to select optimal cells and assemble each component precisely to develop a battery that meets the highest standards of performance, safety, and reliability. The battery also includes Ipower’s smart BMS that provides active balancing in the battery packs.
To ensure optimal performance in Indian climatic conditions, the battery incorporates a special passive thermal management system. The Rugpro series is currently offering 8 battery variants for all Indian conditions.
Elated over the announcement, Vikas Aggarwal, Founder & MD of Ipower Batteries, said "We are thrilled to launch India’s first LMFP batteries under Rugpro series. This is a significant milestone for Ipower Batteries and the Indian EV industry. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation and to contribute to the growth of the industry. Our new batteries have received a remarkable welcome from our associated OEM vendors and other partners. Ipower will be delivering the first batch of 5,000 battery packs by May 2023."
The Rugpro series has bagged an order of supplying its first batch of 5,000 battery packs by May 2023 to its OEM vendors like Deltic, Jitendra EV, Lohia, Quantum, Gravaton, Sheema Electric to name a few. The batteries are now market ready and available for use.