It’s all the way in the automobile industry this time, with electric vehicles (EVs) becoming the nation’s favorite. In the last two years, the number of two- and three-wheeled electric cars on Indian roadways has risen substantially. The Indian Government endeavors and plans to convert a large percentage of automobiles on the Indian roads to Electric Vehicles.

Over the past years, the energy storage sector has seen continued development and adoption of new and advanced chemistries and technologies. Lithium-Ion Batteries have been one of the most recent adopters and based on their chemistry, performance, and features became preferred and looked upon technology. In comparison to the previous battery technologies such as nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride, lithium-ion batteries have a substantially higher energy density in joules per kilogram. Apart from that, the rate of self-discharge is much lower for lithium-ion cells than for other rechargeable cells, which has led to its increased popularity. As a result, the availability of smaller batteries with higher charge retention has become critical for the energy requirements of electronic gadgets.

Lithium-ion batteries have changed the way products are designed in modern times. At the same time, Solid-state batteries play a crucial role in lightening the load of lithium-ion and lithium polymer batteries by combining the versatility, safety, and flexibility that are usually associated with conventional systems with higher performance without sacrificing much of their properties. Based on the advantages and benefits offered by Lithium-Ion Batteries, developments are being made not only towards improving the battery solutions but also integrating advanced and predictive features in the batteries.

There’s a huge potential for India in the EV space with the demand for EVs growing exponentially. The world is moving rapidly towards ‘solid-state batteries’, which have only solid components. With this new technology, Ev batteries catching fire may soon be history.

Leading Indian and Israeli companies have teamed up to create cutting edge aluminium-air batteries for Electric Vehicles that could make its adoption easier in India by extending its driving range without the need for charging infrastructure, reduce battery imports, and also give a boost to the Atmanitbhar Bharat initiative by enhancing energy security.

Interested to know more on the cutting-edge solutions offered by Israel companies, please contact the Trade and Economic Department at the Israeli Consulate General in Bengaluru.

Contact:  Ms. Kavitha S