DST and CSE collaborate to build EV battery manufacturing capabilities. | So Good News
DST and CSE collaborate to build EV battery manufacturing capabilities.
New Delhi November 23 (KNN) The government’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) has partnered with the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) to create a platform that will support the development of new electric vehicle batteries to meet India’s needs.
According to reports, a white paper will be prepared on a roadmap for the development of new battery technologies in India. This will be followed by the creation of an expert-industry forum or platform to support this process.
CSE and DST recently organized a round table on regionally appropriate EV batteries that are safe, durable and efficient within the constraints of a hot and humid tropical climate.
It brings together experts from leading organizations and vehicle manufacturers; battery industry; regulatory bodies; It will be held for the first time during seminars with experts from testing institutions and independent laboratories in battery chemistry.
Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director – Research and Advocacy at CSE, said, “While India is working to drive the EV story with FAME and manufacturing incentives, the challenges of cost, safety and charging infrastructure abound – all have gaps. In meeting the country’s emissions targets, gaps include the need for safety, supply chain, cost sensitivity and charging opportunities among others. ”
“DST and CSE’s collaboration aims to address this gap and create a platform to assess, evaluate and develop safe technology solutions, have regionally appropriate supply chain systems and can be customized for various vehicle applications,” he said. Moushumi Mohanty Senior Program Manager; Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility, CSE;
The roundtable presented a number of key issues for future directions.
Building capacity and ensuring the supply chain for EV battery production is a critical issue. Suppose global EV battery storage is projected to be 10,000 GWhr by 2030-35. In this case, India could not be less than 5 percent of the world’s battery production capacity, CSE said in a press conference.
Other issues discussed at the meeting This includes assessing the needs of Indian vehicles and climate change to develop pathways for battery management and thermal management systems.
Small-scale two-wheelers are suitable; Cost-effective solutions are required and there is a need to be specific about EV battery chemistry applications in India. Developing regulations and technical standards to drive the battery trend is also important, along with a focus on battery life.
The CSE also pointed out the need to develop regulations on the performance and durability of EVs. He also highlighted the recycling of end-of-life batteries for material recovery and open-source battery management support for startups to make safe batteries.
In 2015, the Center launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) 1 Scheme to promote the production of electric and hybrid vehicles. (KNN Bureau)