India needs to move away from lithium-ion battery technology for Electric Vehicles: V K Singh
Union minister V K Singh confirmed on 07.09.2022 that the Country needs to come out with lithium-ion battery technology for the EVs as soon as possible, as India has no control over the commodity.
In coming years, India can also graduate to hydrogen fuel cells in its journey of green mobility & players in the sector need for working simultaneously on these technologies from now onwards, the minister of state for road transport & highways, V K Singh confirmed here at the inauguration of Electric Vehicle India 2022, an EV motor show.
There are many works happening in the battery segment in the country on how we can reduce dependency on lithium-ion batteries, V K Singh said.
Many kinds of research are going on for the usage of sodium-ion & zinc-ion “as we would like to go away from lithium-ion”, V K Singh added.
Our county neither produces lithium nor does it have control over it & India has to import it, the minister confirmed.
There is an issue where lithium is concerned & the earlier we get out of it, the better it is,” Singh asserted.
This time, the majority of EVs sold in our country use lithium-ion battery technology although some e-rickshaws are still powered by lead-acid batteries.