Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday called on the electric vehicle industry to switch to indigenous battery technologies.
With electric vehicles (EVs) fast becoming the new reality, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Gadkari stressed the need to emerge as a pioneer in developing cutting-edge battery and powertrain technologies, as stated from the ministry of road transport and highways, the ministry said in a statement.
“Noting that the challenge we currently face is control over strategic reserves of lithium, which is used to produce rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in vehicles, the minister called on the electric vehicle industry to switch to a completely battery technology. indigenous in the next few years, “the statement said.
It could be metal-air, metal-ion and other potential technologies in the research and development pipeline. Emphasizing the need to achieve Atmanirbhar Bharat’s goal in the transport sector, Gadkari said it is necessary to devote the next few years to rigorous research and development of such alternative battery technologies with the support of the Institutions of Eminence (IoEs), industry, scientists, engineers and government.
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- Gadkari calls on electric vehicle manufacturers to switch to indigenous battery technology