ISRO will allow companies to obtain lithium-ion battery tech

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    ISRO will allow companies to obtain lithium-ion battery tech
    Dipak K Dash| TNN | Updated: Apr 9, 2017, 09.51 AM IST

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      • Lithium-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from negative electrode to positive electrode during discharge and back when charging
      • The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre under Isro has developed indigenous technology to manufacture such high-power batteries for automobiles and e-vehicles
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    NEW DELHI: The government has asked Indian Space Research Organisation(Isro) to allow manufacturers interested in producing indigenous lithium-ion batteries, including those from private sector, to obtain the technology for its mass production. Isro will now come up with a framework to make this process smooth.


    The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre under Isro has developed indigenous technology to manufacture such high-power batteries for automobiles and e-vehicles and their feasibility tests in vehicles have been successful.


    Over half a dozen major automobile companies, battery manufacturers and public sector undertakings have already approached Isro. Mahindra Renault, Hyundai, Nissan, Tata Motors, High Energy Batteries, BHEL and Indian Oil have shown interest in producing the indigenous lithium-ion batteries.


    Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari had sought Isro's help to develop indigenous technology for lithium-ion batteries so that their prices are within the reach of Indian customers.


    Isro had earlier developed similar batteries for satellite and the launch vehicle applications.

    The government has set an ambitious target for pushing more use of electric vehicles to reduce air pollution, which has become one of the biggest health concerns. Batteries are the key component of any electric vehicle. At present, all lithium-ion batteries are imported and it's very expensive.

    Such batteries have high-power, but these weigh less and their volume is much less as well in comparison to conventional batteries.



    Sources said Isro and BHEL are likely to finalise an MoU soon for manufacturing such batteries.



    "The cabinet secretary has asked Isro to create a framework for enabling even interested private players to obtain the technology for mass production.


    Only one agency producing them will not be enough. The cost will come down only when we will have huge production to meet the demand," an official said, who was present in the meeting. Gadkari chaired this meeting.

    Government documents show the cost of lithium-ion batteries is high because of small volume of procurement. Bulk procurement and mass production can reduce the cost by 80%, which is key to push demand.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ium-ion-battery-tech/articleshow/58088413.cms

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    There was a news report that Indian car manufacturers are on their way to make battery operated cars soon. But they would also need to make recharging points at existing petrol pumps. Otherwise this would be a flop show!
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    Mahindra has already launched an e-car. saw it running on road recently. looked quite better than nano.
     
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    Watch out Tesla you have competition.
     
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    That is Mahindra Reva E2O and runs on regular Lead Acid Batteries. While Tesla runs on Lithium Ion Polymer batteries.
     
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    You mean this one?

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    Reva e2o electric

    At a whopping Rs 8 lakhs, I wouldn't touch this even with a barge pole!
     
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    The e2o Plus electric runs with lithium-ion phosphate batteries.

    Details of 210AH or 201Ah batteries :
    • Technology Lithium Ion
    • No of Modules 16 or 23
    • No of Cells 48 or 69
    • On-board power 11 kWhr or 16 kWhr
    • Battery Weight 84 kg or 121 kg
     
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    Greatest news I've heard in weeks. This is the turning point. All efforts need to be put in to see this through. Electric car & battery manufacturing needs to be expedited.

    People need to be convinced towards buying electric cars. If need be, introduce a law for city commuters to buy electric cars with subsidy.
     
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    Which car? Name?
    ...............................
     
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    Conventional batteries won't work. People don't like those due to range, speed & acceleration limits.

    However, Tesla has already demonstrated the power of Lithium ion batteries. Some of Tesla cars can compete with petrol driven sports cars as well. I've seen hundreds of tesla cars running on the streets of california.
     
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    I think over 65 lakhs worth car is hardly a competition for 8 lakhs worth car.

    Nevertheless, cost of e-car depends on the cost of batteries. If we can bring it down, then that would be your first step.

    I'd wish to have Charging sockets(Free/Paid) at every super market, five star hotel, movie theaters....everywhere we stop for atleast half hour.

    It will take atleast 3 to 5 decades till we convert half of the cars into non diesel/petrol based.
     
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    Not on selling the finished car but selling the battery to other manufacturers. India is in no way a competitor in autos.


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