govt asks isro to share technology for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for vehicles
Allow interested participants, including the private sector, access to technology for mass production of lithium
Ion batteries for electric vehicles.
ISRO will now provide a framework for this process.
More than six major car companies, battery manufacturers and public sector companies have approached ISRO.
These are Renault, Hyundai, Nissan, Tata Motors, high energy batteries, BHEL and Indian oil that are eager to produce native lithium-ion batteries.
The Vikram Sarabhai Space Center under ISRO has developed native technology to make such a high
The power battery for automobile and its feasibility test on automobile have been successful.
Joint road transport minister Nitin Gadkari seeks help from ISRO to develop local technology for lithium
So their prices are accessible to Indian customers.
ISRO earlier developed similar batteries for satellite and launch vehicle applications.
The government has set an ambitious goal of driving more use of electric vehicles to reduce air pollution, which has become one of the biggest health problems.
The battery is a key component of any electric vehicle.
At present, all lithium
The ion battery is imported and very expensive.
This battery has high
But these batteries are smaller in weight and smaller in size compared to conventional batteries.
ISRO and BHEL may soon finalize a memorandum of understanding for the manufacture of such batteries, sources said.
\"The Cabinet minister has asked ISRO to establish a framework that will enable interested private participants to access technology for mass production.
It is not enough to have just one organization that produces them.
Costs will only drop if we have a lot of production to meet demand, \"said an official attending the meeting.
The meeting was chaired by trade union minister for road transport, Nitin gakari.
Government documents show the cost of lithium
Due to the small purchase volume, the price of ion batteries is very high.
Mass purchasing and mass production can reduce costs by nearly 80%, which is the key to driving demand.