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Indian Oil bets on hydrogen vehicle for self-reliant future mobility

By : Sustainability ..., May 22, 2020

Indian Oil is putting its might behind hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as its raw materials can be sourced locally, in line with the recent government call for self-reliance, and as an alternative to lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles that could raise country’s dependence on...

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Covid-19 impact on India’s energy storage industry

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2020

China is dominant in the Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturing and supply chain, accounting for three-quarters of battery manufacturing capacity. The onset of Covid-19 has created a series of disruptions in the supply chain for Li-ion batteries, which will also impact...

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XNRGI Opens Lithium Metal Battery Factory with 240MWh per year Capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

XNRGI has opened a High Temperature (HT) lithium ion battery factory in Gurugram, India (formerly Gurugaon, India) capable of producing 240MWh of battery storage each year.The factory has begun production of its HT Mobility Smart Telemetry Battery XM5kWh for Rickshaws, E-...

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Indian Oil will start field-testing metal-air battery for electric vehicles soon

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 3, 2020

State-run fossil fuel giant Indian Oil Corporation, which recently raised a minority stake in Israel based startup Phinergy, is in talks with leading automobile makers in India to start field trials for the metal-air batteries that it intends to produce in a joint venture...

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Reserves of lithium, critical for EV batteries, found near Bengaluru: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

Researchers at the Atomic Minerals Directorate, a unit of India’s Atomic Energy Commission, have estimated lithium reserves of 14,100 tonnes in a patch of land surveyed in Mandya, 100 km from Bengaluru, according to a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue of journal...

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Karnataka bags Rs 72,000 cr investment proposals; EV, solar power in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

Rs 72,000 crore investment proposals were received at the Invest Karnataka meet, here on Friday, for the states northern region, said an official on Saturday. "About 50 foreign and domestic firms have proposed to invest Rs 72,000 crore in the northwest and northern regions of...

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Electric three-wheeler cargo is a big potential market in India

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

Auto component maker Omega Seiki believes it is easier to target the B2B fleet segment in cargo three-wheelers with e-commerce and last-mile delivery because entry barriers are comparatively lesser. At the Auto Expo 2020, the company made a foray in the vehicle manufacturing...

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IIT Madras & German researchers develop a new cathode materials for longer-lasting lithium ion batteries

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2020

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, researchers have developed a new class of high entropy materials for use as cathodes in long-lasting and better performing lithium ion batteries. While lithium ion batteries are...

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Amazon India's Electric Delivery Rickshaws to be Manufactured by NOIDA-based Kalinga and Pace

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

Noida-based Pace Electric Vehicles and Kalinga Ventures are among the lesser-known EV makers who will power Amazon’s delivery system as part of the e-commerce major’s effort to be carbon neutral by 2040, sources said. Amazon’s decision to buy vehicles from small manufacturers...

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Future is green: 2020 may see re-birth of electric vehicles, say experts

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

The year 2019 was a mix of ups and downs for the electric vehicle (EV) sales in the country. The coming year is expected to be better, with the entry of more electric cars and Chinese entities’ entry, bringing down the average cost. The second phase of the Rs 10,000-crore...

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