Mahesh Godi, founder and chief executive officer of GODI India, has announced the setting up of a 12.5 GWh battery cell manufacturing unit in Telangana with an investment outlay of INR 8,000 crore ($962 million). GODI will invest the amount over a period of five years to set up lithium- and sodium-ion technology R&D and giga-scale cell manufacturing facility in Telangana.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the state government of Telangana and GODI India at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“The proposed project has an employment generation potential of 6,000 in Phase 1. The project aims to have a 2.5 GWh cell assembly line in Phase 1, with planned expansion to 10 GWh in the second phase,” stated a media release.
GODI has developed Li-ion cells in pouch and cylindrical form factors at its li-ion pilot production line. Its future innovations in the pipeline include sodium-ion and solid-state battery technologies. The company plans to establish a cutting-edge cell manufacturing facility, catering to sectors such as defense and aerospace, solar and wind, telecommunications, electric vehicles, and electronics.
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