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Amritsar, NFAPost: Electric vehicles manufacturing startup Pure EV is supplying lithium batteries to healthcare tech companies that are engaged in the fight against Covid-19 spread across India.

The batteries manufactured by the IIT Hyderabad-incubated startup are used in medical applications such as ventilators and Robotic Sanitation Devices.

Pure EV, that primarily uses the lithium batteries in the electric vehicles it manufactures, also supplies batteries for various applications under the brand name ‘Pure Lithium’.

The startup is working on innovative applications of the lithium batteries.

“Pure EV is working with more companies to supply our batteries and we are open to collaborate with other medical startups. We want to play a supportive role towards healthcare entrepreneurs. The innovative startup ecosystem in the country has to rise to the occasion and develop applications to mitigate the effects of Covid-19,” said Pure EV Chief Executive Officer Rohit Vadera.

The startup has supplied lithium batteries to IIT Hyderabad Center for Healthcare Entrepreneruship-incubated startup Aerobiosys Innovations, which has developed low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator called ‘Jeevan Lite.’

Jeevan Lite offers protection to healthcare providers as well as it is Internet of Things-enabled and can be operated through a phone application, Pure EV said adding that the mass production of these ventilators shall be done by JCB India Ltd.

Pure EV has also provided lithium batteries to Eternal Green Innovations Ltd, a company working in the space of Robotic Healthcare Tech Devices.

“We have significant experience in design and development of high-performance Lithium batteries through our constant innovation for EV batteries. We have state-of-the-art facilities for the assembly and testing of the Lithium Battery Packs. In this critical time, we want to extend our best possible support to the healthcare tech industry for their requirements for backup power. The batteries designed by us are extremely useful for robotic applications and have significant advantages in terms of longer life cycles and portability,” said Pure EV Founder and Managing Director Nishanth Dongari, who is also an Associate Professor at the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at IIT Hyderabad.

About Pure EV

Founded in 2016 by Dongari Pure EV had raised funding at a valuation of $35 million a few months ago and was incubated by IIT Hyderabad. The startup launched its high-speed electric scooter ‘EPluto 7G’ in February 2020. It has established a 40,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility, co-located with IIT Hyderabad, for cutting-edge R&D and for large scale production of electric vehicles and electric batteries. The company has current battery manufacturing capacity of 5 Megawatt hour (Mwh) per month at its facility.

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