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India needs over $4 billion to create 50 GWh of lithium battery capacity under PLI Scheme: CEEW

A new study by CEEW deconstructs the lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing process, calculates the material and finance requirements, and offers a blueprint for the domestic strategy.

Ola Electric to set up lithium battery gigafab in Tamil Nadu

The winner of the 20 GWh battery cell capacity under the government’s production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme is going to set up its lithium battery factory in Tamil Nadu.

New EV battery offers 50% more density than traditional lithium-ion batteries

Ionblox says it will use $32 million of series B funding to support the buildout of a novel silicon anode electric vehicle battery.

PM Modi inaugurates India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched India Energy Week 2023, a three-day event connecting India’s energy stakeholders with international counterparts to collaborate for a responsible and smart energy transition on India’s road to net zero. Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said India is today the world’s most suitable place for investment. He called upon the stakeholders to explore every possibility in India’s energy sector and get involved with it.

Union Budget 2023-24: EV industry calls for GST cut for batteries, low-cost EV finance, and more

Players in the electric vehicle (EV) hope the government will bring down the goods and services tax (GST) on EV batteries to 5% and lower duties on raw materials required for cell manufacturing. They also call for easy, low-cost EV finance to drive customer adoption. 

Beam Global awarded Indian patent for smart battery management system

The US-based company has been granted patents in India and China for its smart battery management system that monitors the thermal storage capacity of the phase-change material and automatically adjusts the power output of the battery packs and cells.

IESA launching India Electric Mobility Council

India Electric Mobility Council will work with the government and various stakeholders to address the barriers to EV adoption. Focus areas also include safety & standards, charging infrastructure development, battery swapping, and V2G mechanism for India.

EV manufacturers’ wishlist for Union Budget 2023–24

Electric vehicle (EV) and component manufacturers seek a uniform 5% goods and service tax (GST) for all EV spare parts. They also want the scrapping of import duty on lithium-ion battery cells and policy support for battery recycling.


Battery energy storage in 2022

Battery swapping, solid-state batteries, second-life batteries, evolution from lithium to novel chemistries, and Cloud-based battery management system were the key trends in battery energy storage during the year.  

New anode material could enable EV battery charging within 10 minutes

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have developed a two-dimensional (2D) anode material for lithium batteries by using nanosheets derived from titanium diboride. They found the new anode material leads to a discharge capacity of 174 mA h/g within 10 minutes at a current rate of 1 A/g.


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