The Automotive Research Association of India (Arai) has tested Li-ion batteries developed by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and found them valid for commercialisation. True to the local market, the batteries are specifically made for use in two- and three-wheelers. The government is now planning to transfer the technology to companies for production and also plans to install a central agency to lead the country's EV programme. State-owned utilities have shown some interest in particular with regards to the EV batteries' potential to double as storage for solar energy India hopes to have in excess.
IDTechEx have analysed the technology and markets for these two- and three-wheelers alongside other small manned electric vehicles in the recent research report Micro EVs, e-Bikes, e-Scooters, e-Motorbikes, Mobility for Disabled 2017-2027 , including 10-year market forecasts in eight subcategories. Read more at www.IDTechEx.com/microev
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