Nitin Gadkari urges EV makers to shift towards indigenous battery technology
Nitin Gadkari urges EV makers to shift towards indigenous battery technology

The Indian government is focusing on protecting the environment by reducing the pollution caused by vehicles. At the same time, efforts to makes indigenous goods are also being made.  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday urged the EV makers to shift towards indigenous battery technologies.

In a statement, Gadkari has stressed on the need to emerge as pioneers in developing leading battery and power-train technologies, as per a statement from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.Road Transport & Highways Minister  further added, " Noting that the challenge we presently face is the control on strategic reserves of Lithium, which is used to manufacture Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries used in vehicles, the minister has called upon the EV sector to shift towards a completely indigenous battery technology in the coming years."

This could be metal-air, metal-ion and other potential technologies in the R&D pipeline. Pointing out the need to achieve Atmanirbhar Bharat's goal in the transport sector. Road Transport & Highways Minister it is important to foucs on rigorous research and development of such alternative battery technologies with the support of Institutions of Eminence (IoEs), industry, scientists, engineers and the government.

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