Centre collaborates with think tank to push production of EV batteries in India

CSE and DST had recently organised a round table on locally appropriate EV batteries that are safe, durable and effective within the constraints of a hot and humid tropical climate.

Centre collaborates with think tank to push production of EV batteries in India

New Delhi- Non-profit Centre for Science and Environment has collaborated with the central government’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) to create a platform for supporting the development of new electric vehicle (EV) batteries to suit Indian requirements. A white paper will be prepared on a roadmap for developing new battery technologies in India, CSE said in a statement November 22, 2022. This would be followed by creating an expert-industry forum or platform to support the process.

CSE and DST had recently organised a round table on locally appropriate EV batteries that are safe, durable and effective within the constraints of a hot and humid tropical climate.

This was the first in a series of consultations that will be held with experts from leading institutions and representatives from vehicle manufacturers, the battery industry, regulatory bodies, testing entities and independent laboratories focused on battery chemistries.

Pushing electric vehicles in India brings forward several challenges with “regard to cost, safety and charging infrastructure – all of which point at gaps in fulfilling the country’s zero-emission ambitions,” said Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director- research and advocacy, CSE.