Electric Vehicles

Europe’s Wamtechnik, ION Energy partner to enable electric excavator

The European Li-ion battery manufacturer has partnered with the Mumbai based battery management system provider on the design and deployment of an electric excavator that would operate in subzero temperatures (below -20°C).

BHEL wins electric bus order for Uttar Pradesh

The entire cost of charging infrastructure for these electric buses—including cost of charging equipment and installation—shall also be borne by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.

Tata Power to set up EV infrastructure for Jaguar Land Rover

Tata Power will install a range of AC and DC chargers, starting from 7 kW to 50 kW capacity, for Jaguar Land Rover’s electric vehicles to be launched in India.

Speeding up energy storage with pseudocapacitors

Scientists at Germany’s Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin have made a discovery they say could greatly increase the energy storage capacity of titanium-based ‘MXene’ pseudocapacitors, ultimately leading to faster-charging batteries. The group found adding urea molecules between MXene layers increased the material’s storage capacity by up to 56%.

A plug-and-play solar-powered battery back-up solution for the home

The OneBox, from Indian manufacturer Vision Mechatronics, consists of a lithium battery, hybrid inverter and solar charge controller to give a hassle-free solution for electricity back-up during power outages. Solar rooftop owners are offered a grid feed feature to maximize net metering income from any excess power generated.

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Assam retenders 100 MW grid-connected solar projects

Tariff ceiling is fixed at Rs 4 per unit for ground-mounted, grid-connected solar projects that will come up across four regions of the state. The projects are to be developed on build-own-operate basis for supply of power to Assam Power Distribution Company Limited for a period of 25 years. Bidding closes on February 21.

India’s lithium-ion battery imports increase fourfold in two years

China, Hong Kong and Vietnam are the top three nations exporting batteries to India. Chinese imports were worth $773 million in the last fiscal year with Hong Kong shipping $267 million worth and Vietnam $114 million, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

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AEPPL to invest Rs37.15 billion in second phase of lithium battery plant

The joint venture between Japanese majors Toshiba, Denso and Suzuki will make the investment in the Gujarat plant over the 2021-25 period, having pumped Rs12.5 billion into the first phase of development.

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Emissions, EVs and renewable energy: Reflections and outlook for India

India, one of the most diversified energy markets in the world, has recently become the lowest-cost producer of solar power. This reflects a steady and encouraging shift toward renewable power—a shift that’s in line with the targets set by the government. At the Climate Action Summit that was held earlier this year, Prime Minister Narendra […]

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A little Green Brilliance in a Virginian vineyard

The Indian installer supplied panels for a commercial client in the U.S. who had been inspired by a trip to Rajasthan with his wife in 2008.

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