With this two-way preventive measure, Komaki will provide users with a safer EV driving experience.
EV ownership in India is on the rise; however developments in quality and reliability have not kept pace with this rapid adoption. The gap between R&D and usage growth has created a looming hole that has swallowed dozens of electric motorcycles and e-bikes in recent days. In a recent incident, a multi-brand dealership in Pune that also operates Komaki EVs caught fire. Separately, the Indian government has issued notices showing the reasons to three electric vehicle makers and a new set of strict guidelines for EV makers.
It is reported that the new Komaki battery will be configured with lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4), which is theoretically more flame-resistant than other batteries due to the presence of iron in the composition. However, this claim has not been verified by the authorities.
In addition, Komaki will reduce the number of cells in the battery pack by 1/3. This will reduce the accumulated heat generated in the battery. According to the company, this should give the battery a higher life cycle of 2500-3000, compared to 800 for NMC (nickel, manganese and cobalt) batteries.
By reducing the number of components, Komaki also aims to make it easier for service providers to handle vehicles in a safer manner. The risk of shipping damage is also greatly reduced. Komaki combines this with a new active balancing mechanism that repeatedly balances cells in a battery in a fraction of the time.
in the matching smartcell phoneThere will also be a partner app on it. Together with onboard sensors, it will actively monitor the health of the battery and alert users and dealers of any suspicious behavior in the first place. It is understood that the app can test up to 250 batteries at a time and repeat the test at intervals of seconds. All of these technologies and changes combined are expected to greatly reduce the chance of fire hazards.
Changes to the power bank for electric motorcycles indicate a change in riding range. However, if the company’s claims are to be believed, one can expect a battery pack life of 300km, and will vary depending on which model two-wheeler the battery pack is implemented on, among other factors. The Komaki SE and TN95 now get a claimed range of 180km on a single charge.